Stuckelman wins gold for 2009 United States Maccabiah Triathlon team

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USA Maccabi Triathletes Doug Landau, Rob Urbach and 2009 age group gold medalist, Mark Stuckelman at the Washington DC Dextro Triathlon
USA Maccabi Triathletes Doug Landau, Rob Urbach and 2009 age group gold medalist, Mark Stuckelman at the Washington DC Dextro Triathlon

Mark Stuckelman, whom I met at my friend and 2005 Maccabi USA Teammate Rob Urbach’s home, was a winner today at the quadrennial Maccabiah Games in Israel. He won the gold medal in his age group and ended up 17th out of 180 overall. He relates, “It was the hardest race I’ve ever done. I was cooked at the finish. It was 102 [degrees] on the run and the course was long. Our team captain collapsed on the run and got taken to the hospital. He’s OK and will be released today. My time was 2:19:40. The Alterman brothers who race ITU [as professional athletes and won in 2005] and are ranked 20th in the world took the top spots, just under 2 hours.” Congratulations to “Stuck” and all the members of the 2009 team !

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