Mini Maccabiah Team Reunion at the ITU DC Dextro Triathlons

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Maccabiah USA athletes Rob Urbach, Doug Landau, Lisa Levin Reichman and Mark Stuckelman
Maccabiah USA athletes Rob Urbach, Doug Landau, Lisa Levin Reichman and Mark Stuckelman

Maccabiah USA Sports for Israel supporters and participants crossed paths at the ITU Dextro Triathlons in Washington, D.C. These races were held in the Potomac River and finished on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill ! The world’s best pro triathletes competed after the amateurs. Their transition area was carpeted for their multi-lap, draft legal races. Doug Landau got to watch the race with 2-time Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield of Canada. What Landau, who has a keen interest in sports medicine, found particularly interesting was the fact that the leaders where running at just over 5 minutes per mile pace at heart rates of only 140 beats per minute!

Triathletes Urbach, Charles Chester and Landau after the DC Dextro Triathlons
Triathletes Urbach, Charles Chester and Landau after the DC Dextro Triathlons

TriathlonTrial Lawyer Doug Landau was able to visit with 2005 teammate (and bicycle crash injury client) Rob Urbach before and after the races. Also participating in one of her first multisport races was 2005 US Maccabiah Triathlon Team Manager Lisa Levin Reichman. Mrs. Reichman, in addition to being a busy wife and mother who was featured in the Examiner newspapers this spring, was also a Pan Am Maccabiah Games half marathoner and medalist. Doug Landau has worked with Maryland attorney and triathlon competitor Charles Chester, andit is hoped that Chester will have the opportunity to go and compete in Israel together. 2009 Triathlon Team Member Mark Stuckelman, who was visiting from Los Angeles, California, was using the DC race as a tune up. Good luck to Mark and the rest of the 209 United States Triathlon team.

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