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Welcome to the Boston Triathlon Team!
The Boston Triathlon Team kicks off their eighteenth year with many exciting additions. Our web site has been redesigned and features several new pages and graphics along with easier navigation. To find out where BTT'ers will be racing in 2005, check out the Race Goals page for names and links. Most exciting is the group of 21 New Members that have joined for the 2005 season! For more about our team please visit our history page.
Tent Series
New for 2005, the BTT Tent Series, sponsored by IBC, focuses on key team races where members can really show that Blue and Green. The inaugural tent series kicks off the first of eight events on February 27 with the Hyannis Full and Half Marathon and continues through September. Members are encouraged to race, relay, and volunteer at as many races as possible. Points will be given for participation in a variety of ways. Look for the big blue BTT Tent at all of these big events! For more information, contact Evan Israelson and Regina O'Toole.
February Race Results
Despite the cold and snow, BTT members are back outside and racing this month. Congratulations to New Member Hilarie Martin for her first event of the season as she joined KC Connolly and Laurie Damianos at The Human Race for Tsunami Relief.
Four Points Sheraton Marathon and Half-Marathon
The Boston Triathlon Team is proud to support BA Events by racing and volunteering for the third year at the Four Points Sheraton Marathon and Half-Marathon on February 27th in Hyannis, MA. This is an official "BTT Volunteer" event and we encourage all members to help out with the water stop if you are not planning on racing. Please contact Mat Davenport for more info on volunteering and racing. There are a limited number of free entries to members available!
Ras na hEireann
What more could you ask for than a great 5K and a beer on St. Patrick's Day! Join BTT as they once again display their blue and GREEN on March 20 at BA Events Ras na hEireann St. Patty's Day Race in Davis Square - Somerville, MA. Great race and great chance to help out at this official "BTT Volunteer" event. Please contact Mat Davenport for more info on volunteering and racing. Thanks to BA Events and Paulie's generosity there are once again some free entries available to members. Check out our own Joe Seidel and his family racing the Ras last year (scroll down to see his picture).
USA Triathlon All Americans
Congratulations to Bill Reeves, Juli Jones and Pat Dwyer for being named to the USA Triathlon All American team. Amanda Pearson and David Altreuter were also recognized as Honorable Mentions.
BTT'er Qualifies For 2005 Hawaii Ironman
After many attempts, Juli Jones qualified for Ironman World Championships by placing 4th in her age group at Ironman Florida. Ironman World Championships are to be held in Kona, Hawaii in October, 2005.
Congratulations to the 2004 Boston Triathlon Team Award Winners
This season's award winners were announced and recognized at the Year-End Banquet on Friday, Novemebr 12th at Vinny Testa's in Dedham. They were presented with certificates of honor and FuelBelt backpacks.
Race Report: Ironman Wisconsin
"This was my third ironman race. I did Lake Placid in 2002 and Canada in 2003. My Canada time was 30 minutes faster than my Lake Placid time and my training (plus a new and very fast bike) for Wisconsin, aka, IM MOO, indicated that another sizeable time improvement would occur. In the end, I didn't have the race I had hoped for, planned on, or that my training times predicted, and I suffered more physical pain than I had ever experienced. But I also had an incredibly satisfying race and learned something about myself in the process."
Photo of the Month - February 2005

Free Ride From Dad
Future BTT'er Quinn Hart goes along for the ride when Chip does some off-season training.