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Cohasset Triathlon: Team Hoyt is back again

June 21, 2013
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Erin Dale

During the Cohasset Triathlon, competitors young and old will push themselves to the limit as they swim, bike and run to victory on Sunday, June 30.

Racing among them are two of the world's top 100 fittest men of all time.

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Cohasset Tri: Volunteers keep the race running

June 15, 2013
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Erin Dale

Cohasset — One of the season's biggest events is about to hit Cohasset — the annual Cohasset Triathlon is a mere three weeks away on Sunday, June 30.

This year marks the race's seventh run through Cohasset. The sign-up is sold out – and has been since it opened six months ago – and the event's group of volunteers is gearing up to go.

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Diabetes foundation presents top honors

December 18, 2012
From: www.BostonHerald.com by Samantha Tatro

The 31st annual JDRF Boston Gala yesterday honored Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. and Cohasset Triathlon race director Bill Burnett.

Burnett was awarded the Nancy Jones Diabetes Award and Hall was named the 2013 honoree of the organization formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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A 'thank you' to triathlon founder

He'll be honored at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual gala

May 14, 2013
From: The Patriot Ledger by Eryn Carlson

COHASSET — Cohasset resident Bill Burnett will be honored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its May 18 gala.

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imATHLETE Guides the Cohasset Triathlon to Record Breaking Sellout

Company's Registration Platform Supports Frantic Triathletes

December 18, 2012
From: Endurance Sportswire

Santa Monica, Calif. — In just over six months, 1,000 triathletes will compete in the 7th Annual Cohasset Triathlon, but in early December over 3,000 triathletes were scrambling to get one of those coveted spots. The 2013 Cohasset Triathlon sold out in less than 45 minutes, making it both the fastest sell-out in the race's history as well as one of the fastest sell-outs of any sprint triathlon in the United States.

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Hundreds compete in annual Cohasset Triathlon

June 25, 2012
From: The Patriot Ledger by John R. Johnson

Cohasset — When Jim Frame decided to start competing in triathlons again after a 10-year hiatus, the former Ironman competitor didn't have to travel far. Upon moving back to Massachusetts from San Francisco in 2009, he discovered that the annual Cohasset Triathlon passes by the end of his street.

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'He will run beside me'
12-year-old runs triathlon in father's memory

June 22, 2012
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Erin Dale

Cohasset — Losing a loved one is enough to stop anyone in their tracks. Five summers ago, Karen and Sam Lyons were put the ultimate test during the first-ever Cohasset Triathlon.

Karen's husband, Joe, was competing in the race to raise money and awareness for Type 1 juvenile diabetes, which their son Sam, now 12, has suffered from since he was two years old. Joe succumbed to a heart attack during the swim portion of the race. He was 38 years old.

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U.S. Senator Scott Brown Sports a 2012 Cohasset Triathlon T-shirt

June 12, 2012

 

Sixth annual Cohasset Triathlon coming to town

June 12, 2012
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Erin Dale

Cohasset — It's almost time to lace up those running shoes, ready those bicycles, and get ready to jump into the waters at Sandy Beach. The sixth annual Cohasset Triathlon is a mere two weeks away.

This year's event will see over 850 athletes descending upon the town, including celebrity competitors Senator Scott Brown, Olympic medalist Gary Hall, Jr., and father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt, who together have competed in over 1,000 races, including last year's triathlon. Of these competitors, 175 are Cohasset residents. The race kicks off on Sunday, June 24.

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Olympian Gary Hall, Jr. To Compete in the 2012 Cohasset Triathlon

May 14, 2012
From: Press Release

Monday, May 14, 2012 -- Streamline Events is excited to announce that 10-time Olympic swimming medalist Gary Hall, Jr. will participate in his first triathlon in Cohasset on June 24, 2012. This news comes on heals of the U.S. Olympic Committee's announcement this past weekend in Dallas that Hall will enter the Olympic Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

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Family, Friends and Co-workers to Compete in 2012 Cohasset Triathlon in Loving Memory of 2011 Event Competitor Caren MacInnis

May 11, 2012
From: Press Release

COHASSET, Mass. (May 11, 2012) -- While the 2012 Cohasset Triathlon on June 24 in Cohasset, Mass., is one of the premier sprint races in New England, for a group of family, friends and co-workers of Caren MacInnis (June 17, 1976 to Oct. 2, 2011) the event has become a way to honor the memory of a loved one. Close to 20 racers, part of team "Tri-ing for Caren" will swim, bike and run in late June, with Caren's memory pushing what will be, for many of them, their first attempt at a triathlon.

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Cohasset Triathlon: Signups sell-out in record time

Dec. 10, 2011
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Erin Dale

Cohasset — The Cohasset Triathlon is still over six months away, but when registration opened on December 1, the event's organizer Bill Burnett reported that it experienced the fastest sell-out in its six-year history.

Not only did the June 24, 2012 event sell out — it did it fast. Burnett said registration was full within 50 minutes of going live, and would have gone faster if the website had not become bogged down. Some folks compared the sign-up process to trying to purchase tickets for a rock concert, he said.

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Team Hoyt to compete in Cohasset Triathlon

Jun. 24, 2011
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Nancy White

Cohasset - Yes you can.

When the more than 800 athletes take to the waters off Sandy Beach as part of the fifth annual Cohasset Triathlon this Sunday, this can be their mantra.

Those athletes will take to racecourse alongside a father and son who have captured countless hearts and inspired thousands as they have defied obstacles most of us will never comprehend.

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Cohasset Triathlon volunteer recognized in state-wide community service project

Jan. 21, 2011
From: Wicked Local Cohasset by Nancy White

Cohasset - This past weekend Cohasset Middle School eighth grader Brenden Morrissey represented the town of Cohasset at a statewide event. He joined 350 Massachusetts kids — one from every town in the state — at community service day in Boston.

The event, dubbed Project 351, was part of Governor Deval Patrick's inauguration events. A press release described the day as a demonstration of the state's commitment to the next generation of learners and leaders.

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Race Director Bill Burnett and Team Swim to Minot Lighthouse

Sept. 2, 2010
From: GateHouse News Service by Nancy White

Cohasset - For the town of Cohasset, Minot Light is a beacon. For mariners, its 1-4-3 flashing light has warded off boats from the town's rocky coast, and welcomed local sailors back home.

For a small group in Cohasset on Saturday morning Minot Light became a challenge and a destination. Sixteen local swimmers set off from Bassing Beach to make their way to the towering granite tower and back to Cohasset Harbor again — a 4.5-mile journey.

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COHASSET LETTER/Thanks from Triathlon director

June 28, 2010
From: wickedlocal.com by Bill Burnett

COHASSET — Thank you Cohasset for a spectacular event!

Our success would not be possible if it weren't for the tremendous teamwork of my race coordinators and a volunteer staff of more than 75 people (all Cohasset residents). All of these people share the same passion as I do to deliver a great race for the athletes and spectators. They include Sigrid Burnett, Suzy Doherty, Dave Dornaus, Des Havlicek, Matthew Herndon, Mike Hughes, Joe Mahoney, Catherine O'Callaghan, Cal O'Callaghan, Donald St. Sauveur, Kate Simmons and Deb Thomas.

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COHASSET LETTER/From Canada to Cohasset

June 28, 2010
From: wickedlocal.com by The Whiteside Family: Jay, Rosemary, Jared and Megan

COHASSET — My wife and I, along with our son and his partner, were the four Canadians participating in Sunday’s Cohasset Triathlon. My wife and I have made a commitment to return to the Cohasset Tri for 25 years. We look forward to 22 more.

I wish it were 122. We can't get enough. Our son has just texted me from a business trip in beautiful Atlantic Canada, "I'm missing Cohasset already!"

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Andrew Noble of Weymouth wins Cohasset Triathlon

June 28, 2010
From: patriotledger.com

COHASSET — Andrew Noble of Weymouth won the fourth annual Cohasset Triathlon on Sunday, cruising to the finish unchallenged, posting a winning time of 53:03.

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Cohasset Triathlon

June 27, 2010
From: patriotledger.com

Andrew Noble of Weymouth won the fourth annual Cohasset Triathlon on Sunday, cruising to the finish unchallenged, posting a winning time of 53:03. Alicia Kaye, the wife of Olympic triathlete Jarrod Shoemaker, won her third consecutive women's championship. U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, competing at Cohasset for the second consecutive year, finished in the top three in his age group.

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Cohasset Sprint Triathlon attracts star-studded field

June 25, 2010
From: patriotledger.com

More than 1,000 athletes of all ages, some among the world's elite, will gather here Sunday morning for the fourth annual Cohasset Sprint Triathlon at Sandy Beach.

Athletes will swim 1/4 mile, bike 12.2 miles, and run 3.2 miles over a scenic course that starts on the waterfront and winds through historic Cohasset, into North Scituate and back to the water along Jerusalem Road.

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Saucony sponsors Commonwealth Triathlon Series

June 18, 2010
From: triathlonbusiness.com

Saucony has signed on as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the 2010 Commonwealth Triathlon Series, a US sprint distance series in New England.

Saucony, a subsidiary of Collective Brands Inc, and a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, is ramping up its activities in triathlon and its support of the local triathlete community in New England.

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Cohasset reporter wins writing award

February 15, 2010
From: Cohasset Mariner

White won for her story previewing last year's Cohasset triathlon titled, "Putting a face on Type-1 diabetes."

"A neat twist on the goal of the triathlon..."

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Cohasset Triathlon moves to a later start time and sells out in record time

December 21, 2009
From: Boston Triathlon Examiner by Claire Lunardoni

While the decision to move the start of the Cohasset Sprint Triathlon from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. may not have been what caused the fourth edition of the race to sell out in seventy-two hours, it is a sign of the race directors' commitment to put on a safe and well-organized race. The thinking behind the new start time was not only to allow the 875 athletes and 30 relay teams to sleep in another hour before driving to the South Shore to set up their transition areas, it also prevents other environmental hazards.

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2010 Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers Announced

November 19, 2009
From: USA Triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Athletes interested in competing in USA Triathlon's 2010 Age Group National Championships can qualify through Regional Championship and Special Qualifying races. Nearly any USAT sanctioned event can qualify athletes for Age Group Nationals, which will take place September 25 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The top 33 percent of each age group at Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers automatically qualify for the 2010 USAT Age Group National Championships.

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Unsure if he'll compete, Ricci-Munn sizes up field

August 5, 2009
From: Gloucester Daily Times by Nick Curcuru

When it comes to competing in a sprint triathlon, Janda Ricci-Munn and Dean Phillips know each other's game inside and out.

Ricci-Munn and Phillips, who reside in Gloucester and Wenham respectively, train and compete against one another on the professional triathlon circuit. They are also two of the favorites in Sunday's first-ever Gloucester Triathlon.

That is, of course, if Ricci-Munn decides to compete. As the race's co-founder, Ricci-Munn is still undecided if he will compete in Sunday's race.

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Tragedy Drives Woman Toward Triathlon

August 4, 2009
From: USA Triathlon by Jason Mucher

After an undetected heart condition claimed the life of 38-year-old Joe Lyons during the 2007 Cohasset Triathlon, no one would have blamed Joe's widow, Karen, if she distanced herself from the sport.

In fact, though she enjoyed an active lifestyle, Karen had never participated in a triathlon.

However, that tragedy two years ago actually drove Karen toward the sport, not only as a participant and active member of the multisport community, but also as an advocate for race safety. Ironically, in 2008 Karen, who resides in Newton, Mass., entered her first triathlon at Cohasset, where her husband had died just a year earlier. She has now completed five races, including the Cohasset Triathlon for a second time.

Click here to listen to the Endurance Planet podcast with Karen Lyons.

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Cohasset Triathlon -- PHOTO GALLERY

July 2, 2009
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

Cohasset — For the third year running, the Cohasset Triathlon put on a show for the town of Cohasset.

The biggest stage Cohasset has probably ever seen was at Sandy Beach. Over 800 athletes descended on the town to complete the 15-mile, three-sport course. Hundreds of residents and visitors lined the racecourse with cheers and enthusiasm.

And to top it off, the Triathlon raised over $140,000 for its charitable partner, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Kaye repeats as champion in women's division of Cohasset Triathlon

June 28, 2009
From: The Patriot Ledger by Jay N. Miller

Cohasset — Olympic team tri-athlete Jarrod Shoemaker, who set a course record in winning the 2008 Cohasset Triathlon, couldn't be there Sunday to defend his title, but his family made sure nobody forgot about him.

Alicia Kaye, who happens to be Mrs. Shoemaker, successfully defended her women's championship with a 39-second victory over Amanda Felder, a transplanted Texan who lives in Nashua, N.H. And if Jarrod Shoemaker wasn't there to take men's honors, he sent his kid brother, Jacob, who managed to grab second place.

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TRIATHLON / Putting a face on Type-1 diabetes

June 26, 2009
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

Cohasset —At Sunday morning's Cohasset Triathlon each athletes will be focused on their race — swimming, biking and running to the best of their ability.

A group of 10 athletes will have to do all that -- and keep close track of their blood sugar because they have type-1 diabetes.

In a fitting complement to the Triathlon's fundraising efforts for type-1 (juvenile) diabetes a team of seasoned and newbie triathletes who share in the challenge of living with diabetes will take to the course.

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TRIATHLON / Mother, son with Type-1 diabetes to race with Olympian

June 19, 2009
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

On Sunday, June 28 hundreds of athletes will take to the waters off Sandy Beach as part of the third annual Cohasset Triathlon.

Among those rushing into the Atlantic Ocean's crashing waves will be Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. The Olympic swimmer will compete in the triathlon as part of a relay team poised to inspire by demonstrating there isn't anything someone with Type-1 diabetes can't accomplish.

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Olympic triathlete Jarrod Shoemaker to speak at CHS Saturday

April 16, 2009
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

Jarrod Shoemaker might not be able to accompany you on a 12-mile bike ride or that training run around Little Harbor - and it's likely you wouldn't be able to keep up with him either - but the Olympic triathlete can give you a few pointers to get you in tip-top shape for the upcoming Cohasset Triathlon.

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Gary Hall Jr Partners With The Cohasset Triathlon

March 25, 2009
From: Press Release

The Cohasset Triathlon announced today that 10-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall, Jr., one of America's most highly decorated Olympic swimmers, will participate in the national qualifying event.

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Avia Partners With East Coast Triathlon Series

March 9, 2009
From: Press Release

AVIA, the leader in endurance sports racing footwear, is proud to announce today a formal partnership with the Commonwealth Triathlon Series.

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Pro Bowler Sean Morrey sports Cohasset Hat after Patriots-Cardinals Game

December 21, 2008
From: The Patriot Ledger by Eric Mchugh

...The pride of Marshfield - and freshly minted Pro Bowler - was one of the last Cardinals to drag himself out of the shower in the visiting locker room. He donned a yellow Pat Tillman Foundation T-shirt over a white long-sleeve T, pulled on a pair of jeans, laced up his sneakers and put a Cohasset Triathlon baseball cap on his head...

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Triathletes leave slowing economy in the dust

December 12, 2008
From: Union-Tribune by Don Norcross

Concerned about the sagging U.S. economy, the NBA cut its staff 9 percent. Despite gas prices tumbling back to Earth, NASCAR teams are being pared.

Even the venerable NFL, which will charge a record $3 million for a 30-second Super Bowl commercial in 2009, announced this week it's reducing staff by more than 10 percent.

There is one sport, however, that's giving the recession a stiff-arm. From the beginner's sprint distance to the veteran's Ironman, triathlon is thriving.

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Cohasset Tri branches out

November 28, 2008
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

In 2007, the inaugural year for the Cohasset Triathlon, it took five months to reach capacity.

In 2008, it took six weeks to sell out and 250 people were left on the waiting list.

For the 2009 event, Race Director Bill Burnett is predicting race registration will fill up in two days time.

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2008 Cohasset Triathlon a Success!

July 1, 2008
Press Release

Cohasset, Massachusetts — On Sunday, June 29th, Jarrod Shoemaker, raced through the roads of Cohasset, Massachusetts, a small seaside New England town, finishing his first Cohasset Triathlon in 50:43. Next stop for Jarrod, Beijing. Shoemaker was one of at least 36 of the US's top elites who came to compete at the 2nd Annual Cohasset Triathlon. Among the other world class elites were Alicia Kaye, who came in 1st for the women. The field of 36 elites were joined by more than 850 "weekend warriors" who also took part and represented 15 states. The Cohasset Triathlon has a heart as impressive as its field of competitors. Bill Burnett, founder and race director of the tri presented a check to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for $279,000 making it the largest volunteer driven fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the country.

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Inspirational Day at Cohasset Tri

June 30, 2008
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

Inspiration was the prevailing sentiment at the Cohasset Triathlon on Sunday morning. Hundreds of athletes took in Cohasset's scenery and make their way around the challenging 15-mile course despite a dense morning fog.

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Team Lyons on TheBostonChannel.com (Video)

June 29, 2008
From: TheBostonChannel.com by Johanna Seltz

Watch TheBostonChannel.com's coverage of Team Lyons and the Cohasset Triathlon.

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A Mission to Complete

June 19, 2008
From: The Boston Globe by Johanna Seltz

Karen Lyons is taking on the second annual Cohasset Triathlon to finish what her husband started.

Joe Lyons, 38, died of a heart attack last July while swimming in the first triathlon, a benefit for juvenile diabetes research. The Lyonses' 8-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with juvenile, or Type I, diabetes when he was 2 and Joe had signed up for every fund-raiser he heard about.

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Team Lyons Finishes the Race

May 27, 2008
From: New England Sports by Melanie Stuparyk

Joe Lyons dedicated himself to raising money and awareness to help support research to cure Juvenile Diabetes after his son Sam was diagnosed with the disease at the age of two.

"He was a champion for that cause pretty much from day one," says wife Karen Aaronson who lives in Newton, Mass. "We took on the role as total caregivers when [Sam] was diagnosed and then [Lyons] moved out into the activist role. He was very passionate about not only taking care of Sam but trying to make a difference in the disease and helping to find a cure for it."

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'We will finish what you started'

April 11, 2008
From: Wicked Local by Nancy White

COHASSET — Strength. Courage. Love.

On the day of the Cohasset Triathlon, Karen Lyons will turn to those powers within herself to complete the race.

With her blond hair tucked under a swimming cap, she will wait on the sands of Sandy Beach for the starting signal to begin the race her husband, Joe Lyons, wasn't able to complete.

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