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Tyson Wieland Tentative 2023 Race Calendar

Date - Race - Time - Place

January 14th - Houston 5k - 15:38 - 2nd

January 29th - Tri for a Cause - 27:23 (CR) - 1st

February 4th - Common Grounds Swim Meet - Competed

February 10th - SDSU Indoor Track 5k - 15:28 - 42nd

February 11th - SDSU Indoor Track Mile - 4:28 - 54th

March 18th - St. Paddy's Day 5k - 15:57 (CR) - 1st

March 26th - Shamrock Shuffle 8k - TBD - TBD

April 23rd - Drake Relays 10K - TBD - TBD

April 25th - Grand Blue Mile - TBD - TBD

May 6th - White Lake Half Pro-AM - TBD - TBD

May 20th - Running Wild Relays - TBD - TBD

May 27th - Tri Clear Lake - TBD - TBD

June 17th - Grandma's Marathon - TBD - TBD

July 23rd - Oregon 70.3 - TBD - TBD

Team Updates

March 29th, 2022 Update

Welcome to 2022! We haven't done a ton of updates on here, but some races have been taking place! Coach Tyson and Blake kicked off the season down in Houston with PRs in the half-marathon and marathon with times of 1:07:31 and 2:19:32 respectively. For Tyson, this was a huge step forward and a big confidence booster going forward knowing that times were still coming down as he began diving into the triathlon season. For Blake this was his first time sub-2:20 which is a huge accomplishment in itself, but also was roughly a 4 minute PR! The squad left Houston with high hopes and long drive ahead as their flights were cancelled. The risk you take with cheap tickets!

Next up, we had Katie Truetken kicking off the season with a solid 3rd place performance at the local Ice Breaker Triathlon. Not too far off 1st and 2nd she was able to take away some key points and high hopes for the season ahead which includes her first IRONMAN! 

Following that we had a few new WR athletes joining the team. Todd Haugen and Adam Lekin are now being coached by Blake moving forward and we are excited to see where they can go! Adam already has shown improvement and great potential leading into Boston during the St.Paddy's Half-Marathon here in Des Moines. He was able to snag a 2 minute PR en route to a 5th place overall finish in 1:22:13 to place him 3rd all time for WR

Finally, we will circle back to our ever active coach's in their battle for the crown as the fastest coach. Blake and Tyson helped out Runablaze Iowa at the Shamrock Shuffle which made it's return this year. The 8k distance favors Blake as going in the score was 15-3 for lifetime battles, and he showed his dominance once again by posting a new PR and team record of 23:56. This was 55 seconds of Tyson who posted his 2nd fastest time at the distance to help the "B" squad to their highest finish/combined time. The "A" squad finished 4th overall with their fastest combined average as well. A very solid weekend of racing that was followed up by a 1500m battle at the Viking Relays where a tactical finish ended up with Tyson on top with a 4:08.83 (8th place) to Blake's 4:11.91 (10th). This ended a massive win streak by Blake and continued the dominance in shorter distances Tyson has with the first heads up win. (Separate heats has thwarted any other heads up battles)

Katie after her 3rd place finish at the Ice Breaker Triathlon

Adam Lekin at the start of the St.Paddy's Half

December 23rd, 2021 Update

Well that's a wrap for 2021! Wieland Racing had so many performances throughout the year and we excited to see what comes of 2022 for the team. You can see the results and events in depth below, but some highlights include several PRs once racing returned this past spring. Drake relays produced several excellent performances from Tyson Wieland taking the win in the 5k with a 15:03 for his second Drake Relay's flag. Travis Jordan, Prajakt Mahajan, and Katie Truetken tackled the half-marathon and produced PRs across the board with 1:30:51, 1:36:26, and1:49:36. Following up the road races we had Blake Whalen take to the track and shatter his PR set years ago by running a 29:54 for the 10 kilometer race and finish 6th overall.

From there our group focus shifted to the Ironman 70.3 right here in Des Moines with Katie, Prajakt, and Tyson all doing the event. While the event was shortened, it didn't stop our team from having fun and success.

Tyson Wieland - 2:54:15 [Swim - 27:45, Bike - 1:05:43, Run - 1:15:33] - 16th Male Pro

Katie Truetken - 4:01:52 [Swim - 33:07, Bike - 1:19:39, Run - 1:58:13] - 13th F40-44

Prajakt Mahajan - 4:23:44 [Swim - 58:25, Bike - 1:19:23, Run - 1:55:05] - 103rd M35-39

While the triathlon crew was busy with the 70.3, Blake, and Travis kept the road racing scene busy with several PRs across the board. Notably Travis Jordan ran a 1:26:04 which was good enough to 9th overall at the Quad Cities Distance Festival. While Blake smashed the Grandview Gallop 4 mile course record in a 19:11.

Then the fall came and it was time to focus in on the Wieland Racing presented event the Blazing 5k. This event held special sentimental value due to it being the first full squad event for Tyson as recently elected Team Director/Manager. It went off without a hitch and also provided PRs for both Blake, Ben, and Travis with 14:24, 17:19, and 18:56 respectively. This marked the second year of the event and the first since the renaming to Blazing 5k for a more recognizable name and one that aligns with the primary sponsor. Tune in for year 3 on October 9th, 2022.

From there is was time to tackle the road scene for most of the group apart from Katie who go her first World Championship experience in Utah for 70.3 Worlds. Several PRs were set and racing slowly began to slow down towards the end of the year. Now it's on to 2022! Thanks for following our journey and being a part of the Wieland Racing community.

November 4th, 2021 Update

What a whirlwind the last few months has been. We have had some great performances from Wieland Racing athletes. Now let's get some highlights!

Katie Truetken has been on a rip taking down some major events. She kicked things off with Des Moines 70.3 which had the bike cut in half. In her first experience of that kind of distance she killed it finishing 13th in the F40-44 with a 4:01:52 finish (Previously Highlighted in below update). This performance was good enough to qualify for the 70.3 World Championships in Utah. However, before she could get to that event we had Age Group Nationals on the schedule. In her debut nationals race she came out of the water 6th in her AG, and held on through the bike/run to finish 20th! From that race she worked her way into a position to tackle the challenging course over in Utah a few weeks afterwards. Once again her swim fitness shined with her coming 13th out of the water out of 225 AG competitors. From there she worked her way through the elevation on the bike/run to finish 110th which put her in the top 50% and is a bar to beat in the future. After checking off some huge triathlon milestones it was a quick pit some at IMT Half-marathon to snag a PR of 1:45:48 before settling down down for the year to prepare for Des Moines 140.6 next year.

Katie Truetken focused during the Des Moines 70.3 run.

Next up we are going to highlight Benjamin Black who has been crushing the miles and posting some very impressive times. We are going to kick things off with the Motown Mile which he posted a 4:58.55, which was his first sub 5 minute mile in 8 years. Coming off of that run he came into the Blazing 5k with some great fitness and was able to post a 17:19 5k time and 3rd place overall finish in the open race. A huge time jump from the previous year at the same event where he posted a 18:29. Up next he had the IMT Half-Marathon where he set off on a fast pace and held on for an impressive 1:24:50 and 35th place. We are excited for his to continue crushing PRs and fast times with Capital Pursuit 10 miler in a few weeks.

Ben Black pushing it to the next level at the Blazing 5k.

Seasoned WR athlete Travis Jordan continues to crush his PRs and has had some big results. Kicking things off he completed his first 50 mile and 100 mile race since we last left off. The Whiterock Ultra 50 he finished 18th in 11:20:33, and Booneville Backroads he finished 9th in 25:54:14. Going back down in distance he competed at the IMT 5 mile and 5k. In the back to back day races he finished in 8th in 30:46 and 4th in 19:26 respectively. Another impressive result was his Quad Cities Marathon time of 3:17:49 where he finished 24th overall. Catch him in the Hillbilly Hike 5k this coming weekend.

Travis Jordan cruising along to a marathon PR in the Quad Cities.

Kyle Hosting will be our next highlight, Kyle has been busy getting married, racing age group nationals, and finishing his first 70.3. We have loved working with him to get to that start line in Milwaukee ready to roll. He finished the event with the overall win in the male open 16-39 division and 201st place finish overall. His time of 2:13:57 was just shy of a PR and was super impressive! We are excited that Kyle has started racing for Team Zoot and wish him the best of luck in his endeavors.

Kyle hosting his new wife Lydia post race at age group nationals.

Next up we are going to highlight Kevin Wadle who completed his first triathlon over at the Hero Hustle Sprint Triathlon late August. He was able to push through the swim and get out into his element on the bike/run. He posted a 1:51:45 for the sprint distance and finished 143rd overall. We are excited to see where his fitness journey goes next in the future.

Kevin Wadle pushing the watts out on the bike at the Hero Hustle Triathlon.

Now onto the coach performances. Tyson and Blake have been tackling some big races and lowering several team records. We are going to start with Tyson coming off of his Des Moines 70.3 event with a first place and overall course record at the Ames Sprint Triathlon with a time of 1:02:39. From there he took the Earlham 4th of July Firecracker run victory in 15:33 before heading to Iowa State Cat 3 Cycling Championships where he finished runner up a week later. From there it was a 5th place finish at the Des Moines Grand Prix Cat 3 cycling event, a 12th place finish at the Bix 7 USATF Championships in 36:47. The racing continues with a Camp Courageous overall victory, and a 3rd place finish at the MoTown Mile in 4:18:26. After that he took on the Bluff Creek Olympic Triathlon which he stamped his victory by over 10 minutes with a 2:03:03. In his final triathlon of the season he posted a personal best of 3:51:16 for 21st place in the pro field at 70.3 Maine. Back to the roads just two weeks later we got to see Blake and Tyson go head to head at the Blazing 5k where Blake crushed his PR with a 4th place finish and 14:24 a team record. Tyson got out hot and faded to 19th and 15:27 finishing time. It was back to the quad cities for both of them after that, with Blake running 1:08:28 for 3rd place in the half-marathon and Tyson running 15:03 for 2nd place in the 5k behind fellow Runablaze teammate Jason Thomas. Once recovered it was back to the grind preparing for the IMT Half-Marathon where both ran great races. Blake crushed the team record and finished 2nd overall with a 1:05:27, and Tyson ran 1:08:54 for 5th overall. Up next for Blake is the Indy Half-marathon where he hopes to continue to lower that record, while Tyson heads to Hillbilly Hike 5k in hopes of fast time in preparation for Capital Pursuit where he will be running the 10 mile and Blake will be taking on the 5k.

Tyson cruising to the overall win and course record at the Ames Triathlon.
Blake Whalen crushing the IMT Half-Marathon with a 1:05:27 PR and team record.

Finally, we have Prajakt Mahanjan who piggybacked off his Des Moines 70.3 performance with the Ames Triathlon where he finished in 1:25:17 and 8th in his age group. A very impressive performance the week after a 70.3. From there it was onto the road and the DAM to DSM 20k where he clocked a 1:56:23 before taking some down town with his family. Up next he has Hillbilly Hike Half-marathon and focusing on feeling strong and healthy moving into the off season using some local races as long runs/harder efforts.

Prajakt Mahanjan finishing up the Ames Triathlon run portion.

August 16th, 2021 Update

We thank you for your patience, plenty of racing going on at the moment. Head Coach Tyson is plenty busy with his new role as a Team Director of Runablaze Iowa. News and updates will return in the future! Please continue to follow our team and reach out if you have any questions.

June 24th, 2021 Update

Another month of excitement for the Wieland Racing crew! Since the last update we have seen some great performances across the board. We kicked it off Memorial day weekend with the Clear Lake Tri over in Clear Lake, Iowa. Tyson Wieland and Prajakt Mahajan wanted to get a feel for triathlon again before the big one! The morning started off with the announcement the swim would be cut short to 500M for all distances. So both athletes took off with the rolling start and got out on the course for some fun. Out of the brisk water, they hit the two lap bike course as the day heated up. Neither really had the bike they wanted, but then came the run where they ran down their several competitors in front of them.

Tyson Wieland - 1:44:08 [Swim - 7:14, Bike - 1:02:27, Run - 32:43]

Prajakt Mahajan - 2:15:17 [Swim - 12:49, Bike - 1:12:50, Run - 44:09]

Next up on Monday we had Travis Jordan who continues to crush his PRs despite a harder course over at Quad Cities Distance Carnival. He ran a 1:26:04 which was good enough to 9th overall.

After chasing the Grandview Gallop 4 mile record for several years, Blake Whalen was able to take the race wire to wire with a blistering time of 19:11.

Following Blake's impressive performance the next day the team hosted a 70.3 training day, we had over 15 swimmers and over 25 bikers hit the course. We were super excited to have athletes from all over and were lucky to have some of the moments captured with photos. See link: Photos

In preparation for the 70.3, Tyson was able to take the win at Run to Exile 5k with a time of 15:18.

Saturday June 19th kicked off with Kyle Hosting taking the win over at Souls for Soles 5k in preparation for his sprint triathlon the following weekend. He was a level above the rest and finished with a winning time of 16:17. Along with Kyle we had Blake up at a very competitive Grandma's Marathon. After taking the race out at 1:09 through the half he was able to hold on for a new personal best and team record time of 2:23:46 for 14th place overall.

Finally, the inaugural Des Moines 70.3 on Sunday June 20th! We had 3 athletes completing at what turned out to be a crazy event, as if 70.3s weren't crazy enough...The morning greeted us with storms and delays before finally starting the festivities at 9:30am with the men's pro race. Tyson was a part of this kick off and Katie/Prajakt were in the waves to follow. While the roads were wet and transition was muddy, the weather held off during the race. They were able to get the full 1.2 mile swim in before hitting the roads for a halved bike course. The lightning fast bike lead into a warm 13.1 mile run to the Cowles Commons. Final results below!

Tyson Wieland - 2:54:15 [Swim - 27:45, Bike - 1:05:43, Run - 1:15:33] - 16th Male Pro

Katie Truetken - 4:01:52 [Swim - 33:07, Bike - 1:19:39, Run - 1:58:13] - 13th F40-44

Prajakt Mahajan - 4:23:44 [Swim - 58:25, Bike - 1:19:23, Run - 1:55:05] - 103rd M35-39

Former WR Athlete Julie Schneider - 5:13:16 [Swim -57:16, 1:27:58, Run - 2:27:16] - 80th F45-49

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May 21st, 2021 Update

Wieland Racing has been busy at work getting ready for races and toeing the line since our last update. To kick things off, in person practices have started up twice a week. We are offering a run practice in Des Moines at the famous AMP in Waterworks park. This is a great opportunity to meet up as a community and push yourself in safe environment. In addition to this we are offering open water swim practices down at Raccoon River Park. These are a great introduction to open water/a refresher on how it feels out there during a triathlon. We are planning on continuing these throughout the summer as well as hosting a 70.3 preview on June 6th.  Hope to see you out there!

Now on to the racing, starting with Drake Relays! WR had quite the showing this year across the events. The road races kicked it off on Sunday April 18th with 5k and half-marathon. In the 5k we had Tyson Wieland taking the win with a 15:03 for his second Drake Relay's flag. Next up we had the half-marathon where Travis Jordan lead the way with a huge new PR run of 1:30:51. He was followed by Prajakt Mahajan who also set a new PR of 1:36:26. Finally, we had long time WR athlete Katie Truetken improve on her recent half-marathon PR by running a 1:49:36. Following up the road races we had Blake Whalen take to the track. He was able to shatter his PR set years ago by running a 29:54 for the 10 kilometer race and finish 6th overall.

Now on to the Live Healthy Iowa 5k over in Bondurant on May 1st. Mother nature wasn't on board in regards to giving us a beautiful day, but that didn't stop Ben Black from dominating at the front. He was able to run a 18:46 for the win, 3 minutes ahead of second place. We are excited to see what he can produce under better conditions.

We had another record breaking weekend with the Lincoln Half-Marathon on May 2nd. Leading the team was Blake Whalen finishing in 1:07:12 for 2nd place with a strong battle the last few miles he was able to crush his own team record. Teammate Tyson Wieland was able to improve on his previous performance on the course with a 9th place finish at 1:10:56.

Final race result of the update, we had Travis Jordan continue his PR domination across the distances. This time it was the 10 kilometer distance and he was able to run 37:56 for the overall win at the Race for hope 10k. This moves him into 3rd on the record board.

In addition to these awesome race results, we also are welcoming two new members to the team. Jay Busch and Tim Woods will both be joining our running squad with aspirations to find new speed and take their running to the next level!

Overall, we are excited to see what the team is able to produce and welcome new members as we move forward. Chase your legacy!

April 12th, 2021 Update

Spring is upon us, and the Wieland Racing crew has had the opportunity to find a few races to fill their time! We also welcome new a few new members, coaches, and returning members to the team.

Starting out with new members, we have Travis Jordan joining us with Ultra-Marathon ambitions of completing his first 100 mile Boonevile this fall. In addition to this he will be chasing PRs at the shorter distances and overall improving his running. The second member to join us recently is Prajakt Mahajan who aims to find himself at the age group world championships in few years time, and wants to improve both his swim/bike, while fine tuning his running strength. A 3rd member to join is Kevin Wadle who aims to work on his overall health while pursuing his first triathlon and eventually wants to complete an Ironman. He has a background in cycling and has been working diligently on his swim which has seen large improvements since starting with Wieland Racing. The final member joining us in Ben Black, who is a runner working on improving his overall fitness across the distances. Naturally driven, he looks to gain guidance on what direction his training should take. We also welcome back Kyle Hosting, who took a hiatuses to focus on moving to NC and finding his groove with running before returning to the triathlon world. He has his aim set on a great performance this year at Age Group Nationals.

The final person to join the team since our last update will be Lindsey Meyer, PT, DPT. She joined our coaching staff alongside Tyson and Blake. With a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and being a certified running coach through Road Runner Club of America she brings a lot to the table. She also has experience coaching herself to a marathon PR and Rim to Rim to Rim. Along with that she has worked with Optimum Stride in Omaha, NE, writing training plans, working on gait analysis, strength training, and shoe assessment. She also brings leadership experience from directing the Marina to Marina 5k/10k races, and most notably helped direct the Blazing 10k Invitational with Blake/Tyson. All of our coaches have availability to bring on new athletes and would love to work with individuals looking to improve! 

Now to the races! Marquis continues to pave the way with the most races squeezed in during the pandemic. Early February brought cold temps, but he fought through to finish 3rd in The Chili Run with an 11:27 for the 2 mile race. Next up he tackled the 3.5 mile March Fourth race which he was able to hold solid 6:00/mi pace. The Lucky Run took place next in Sewell New Jersey where he clocked in an 18:56 5k run. From there he hit up the Bacon 4 miler where he raced well against some good competition. His most recent race combo was the Off the Grid 5k and Crash Running Festival this past weekend where he tackled the 6 mile and 3 mile races, finishing well at both events!

Moving on from Marquis onto Katie Truetken who had her return to racing with the St. Paddy's half-marathon where she crushed her previous PR with a 1:49:53 and a 4th place finish in her division. She continues to put in the work while being a busy mother, and plans to complete her first 70.3 this summer in Des Moines.

Up next will be Travis Jordan who has quickly adapted to our system and has had tremendous drops already. He joined Katie at the St. Paddy's Day race, in the marathon race. He ran a 3:43:24 which was over a 45 minute PR! The trend continued as he raced the Loop the Lake 8k April 10th in Des Moines. During the race he managed to not only set a 12 minute PR in the 8k, but also found a way to set PRs all along the way at 1KM, 2 mile, and 5KM. We are excited to see what else he is capable of!

Ben Black also was able to race the Loop the Lake 8KM and snag a PR during the race. This was expected after setting a PR during a training run the week prior! He ran his way to a 29:16 and a 6th place finish overall. Great race Ben!

Kyle Hosting is up next on our results list. He decided to open up his triathlon season with something a bit different this past weekend. He raced the Whitewater Triathlon and finished in 9th place overall. After coming out of the water in 3rd place he went into uncharted territory with a 23km mountain bike, and finished the race up with a 6.5km trail run. The event got us excited for what we can accomplish with more training under his belt.

The final races taking place will be for our coaches Blake and Tyson. The took part in the Blazing 8 kilometer race in Davenport, IA. This was a duel race against DW Running and both posted personal bests for the distance. Blake finished in 3rd place with a 24:22 and Tyson took 5th in 24:36. This was a reintroduction to running fast before the Blazing 10k Invite hosted by Runablaze and Directed by Wieland Racing. The fields brought in were way above the normal seen at Midwest races in recent years. After fighting through the wind Blake was able to finish in 31:17 for 27th place and be a part of the 4th place finishing "A" squad. Tyson followed closely behind in a new road PR of 31:25 for 32nd place. He was part of the 6th place finishing Runablaze "B" squad.

Catch all of our athletes racing over the next few weeks! Chase your legacy

January 25th, 2021 Update

Pictured above left to right: Blake Whalen, Marquis Cox (Support crew), and Tyson Wieland at Dojo of Pain Marathon in Washington DC.

Welcome back! It's been a few months since our last update, and I hope everyone is surviving the winter. Here at Wieland Racing we have been busy with a sprinkle of racing and a base training for the upcoming season. Our two coaches Blake and Tyson had a late season race on the schedule with the Dojo of Pain Marathon on December 5th. Their training produced two new personal bests with Blake taking 3rd in 2:23:48 after charging to the lead mid race before battling with the eventual winner and runner up. Tyson after an early move to gain ground on the leader, settled into a rhythm and cruised to a 2:27:08 and 5th place overall. This In the buildup for this race, Tyson took a 3rd place finish in 25:28 at the Butterball 5 mile Thanksgiving Day race. These marked the end of the season.

Luckily our weekend warrior Marquis Cox has continued the tradition by racing through the winter season. He competed at the Williamstown Badgers Turkey Trot (November 26th), took the win at Thanks4Giving despite his legs not feeling great by running an 18:48 (November 28th),  and got things started again for the year at the very cold Donut Trail 4 mile race (January 10th).

Another landmark day for him was running his first 20 miler early January, we are proud of his hard work!

All of our Wieland Racing athletes are excited for the upcoming season and welcomed new member Kevin Wadle who is diving into triathlon for the first time. Want to join the team? Reach out, we have plenty of space for more athletes at this time.

Are you a member, family member, or someone who wants to support the team at events and don't have apparel yet? Check out our always available Squadlocker site. https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/271417?_k=308ic7 

Also check out our challenge going on during the month of February!

November 8th, 2020 Update

Pictured above left to right: Katie Truetken, Tyson Wieland, and Blake Whalen.

What a whirlwind the last few months have been. After a pretty scarce summer due to COVID, our team has found their way into more races throughout the country. 

As mentioned in the previous update, we hosted a 5k and it was a HUGE SUCCESS. The WR Elite 5k took place on October 4th in Water Works Park and lived up to the hype. The men's field had Jay Welp leading with a time of 14:18.560  and put 18 runners under 15 minutes. While the women's field saw Missy Rock take the victory in winning time of 16:07.160 and had 7 women break the 17:30 barrier. Full results can be seen at https://results.truetimeracing.com/Results.aspx?CId=16535&RId=767&EId=1 . Notably from our team we had Blake Whalen set a 5k PR with a 14:27.907 and while directing coach Tyson Wieland was able to still run 15:22.973 before returning to directing duties. WR had a full crew supporting the event and it wouldn't have been possible without all the help.

Along with this 5k we have seen plenty of 5ks as well as various race distances from our running maniac (in a good way of course) Marquis Cox, who has been taking full advantage of the race season on the east coast. He has tackled the cross country scene with the Shore A.C. XC series (a 5 part, 5k series) as well as racing at the Armory with some indoor track events. He tackled the Running is back 5k where he ran an 18:15 to finish 6th overall on September 17th. Within the same race series he took 7th in an 18:27 at the Halloween Scary Run. Moving up from 5ks we have the Wildwood Beach Crest Run Festival 10 mile run where he took 6th place in an impressive 61:37 with a division win. He followed this up with the Jonas Cattell Memorial Run 10 mile race where he finished 4th in 60:05. Finally, this past week he took on two 5ks. The first being the Support the LSP Protection Act 5k where he finished in 17:57. The second race was the Audubon Veterans Day 5k where he finished 3rd overall with a 17:17. Marquis is a great example of making the most out the situation and we are excited to continue having him race for us.

Finally, this past weekend we saw 3 WR athletes take on the Hillbilly Hike event once again. This year the course were slightly modified due to COVID, but that didn't prevent the team from crushing out some fast times. In the half-marathon we saw Katie Truekten take down her PR with a 1:51:12 despite not feeling her best on the day. A heck of day that we are all proud of. In the 10k we had Blake set the 3rd fastest time in Runablaze (our jointly shared team) and take 2nd to a very fast and fit Austin O'Brien in a time of 31:02. Coach Tyson whom suffered a minor injury at the beginning of the week took 5th in 33:21. Katie has the Stuffed Turkey 10 mile on her schedule left this fall, while Blake and Tyson have the Dojo of Pain Marathon in Washington, D.C.

Stay tuned for results! Interested in joining the team? Reach out to us via email at tysonw123@live.com or via any social media platforms. Our team offers levels of training and a sense of community as we tackle the challenges racing/training has to offer. 

September 14th, 2020 Update

Since the last update Wieland Racing has been busy at work preparing for races to open up again as well as a few sprinkled throughout.

Marquis has been our most active member over the past few months, finding races throughout the East Coast. He has shown great persistence for improvement since his joining mile time trial with the team. This started with the Wildwood Beach Crest 5k where he took 8th place in a time of 18:21. He followed it up with two mile races taking 21st place at the Fern Hill Mile in 5:13 and 17th in the Murph mile in 5:26. Off his miles he was able to post some impressive top 10 finishes at local 5ks. The Lacey 5k he took 10th in 17:54, Eagle First Responder 5k he pulled off 2nd place in 18:05, and finally he finished 4th in 18:19 at the Pompton Lakes 5k run. These took place over the 6 week span and his ability to show up week after is quite the feat!

Along with Marquis we saw Katie have a phenomenal race this past weekend over at Cyman Triathlon in here Bondurant, IA. After fighting through illness she was able to find herself on the start line despite deferring originally. We were sure glad she was able to! Despite some small mishaps on the bike she was able to not only have a great race, but also finished 3rd overall on the women's side! We are very proud of her ability to overcome adversity and stay in the moment. Hers to a small break from triathlons for the year, some run focus, and then back into winter training for another success season. 

Along with a few races being sprinkled in the team has been busy at work with organizing the WR Elite 5k taking place October 4th, 2020. Details can be found under the events down down. We are very excited to showcase our event that we have been working diligently to get just right. It is an in person event that will work on following the COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone involved. The elite fields will definitely be highlight as they have some of the best talent the Midwest have to offer.

Finally, the team has done a bit of revamping in terms of our social media/our look. The team has seen a few changes since it's inception over a year ago. The gear has transitioned to the separate gears with WR within that can be seen today. The simplicity inspired us to also move away from the green and blue color scheme to black and white. This reflects what we stand for as a team. We are not aiming to be a flashy team, but let our work and performances do the talking. Since this choice we have been able to reflect this in our recent apparel orders from Voler. We think they turned out fantastic and our team looks fast! This is great bonus as the work we have put in is already producing fast results. Expect to see more and more of the black and white gears not only at races, but also on podiums!

Weekend Review 7/25-26, 2020

Wieland Racing had a full weekend despite the current COVID situation. This was kicked off by our latest joining member Marquis Cox. He comes to us from New Jersey and despite an eventful weekend he knocked out the Daybreak 5k over in West Chester, PA. We are proud of his effort in adversity. Big things coming!

Next up the Wieland Racing crew took to the ADM track Saturday morning for an 800 meter inter-squad race. The warm morning didn't stop the crew from rolling. The event was taken out by Tyson at ~58 seconds the first lap where Josh too over at 500m into the race. Tyson was chasing him, but the gap grew as Blake closed on Tyson. As they took the final straight they pressed on to the finish where they clocked in the following times: 1:59.65 - Josh, 2:03.45 - Tyson, 2:06.38. Great work guys!

Sunday kicked off with Kyle Hosting taking part in Tri-Indy. He was out of the water in 29:31 and the 62nd position overall, before turning in a solid bike leg of 1:04:27 where he moved up throughout, and finally came his time to shine. He posted the 4th fastest run of the day running a 36:23 10k and moving up to 13th place overall. Great work! Next up is some transition work, and that 2:13:03 will be falling!

Following Kyle was our seasoned WR veteran Katie Truetken at the Pigman Sprint Triathlon in Cedar Rapids bright and early Sunday. This was here 3rd triathlon ever and she showed leaps and bounds of improvement. The time trial start was new experience for her as typically she is off the front of her age group with a strong swim. Despite getting the washing machine that is pack swimming in triathlon, she posted a 9:48 for the 500m swim. This put her in 32nd overall and 3rd for her age group. She followed it up with an average speed of 20.3mph on the bike leg, posting a 44th fastest overall bike split and 3rd in her age group for the over 15 mile bike course. Finally, she hit the run where a small hiccup resulted in a cut on the course. However, prior to that she was on pace for roughly a 26 minute 5k time. This would have easily put her in that second place position for the age group. Katie took the situation in great stride and we reported the race director we wanted to have her DNFed at the run. The result may have not been what we wanted, but an overall time estimation of 1:25 on that course would have been a huge accomplishment. Great work and excited for the next one!

Our final racer this past weekend was head coach Tyson Wieland who took part in both the 800m race and Pigman Triathlon. After a several year hiatus in the 800m, he was able to post his fastest time since high school with a 2:03.45. Even if that is due to only having a handful of races at the distance, it was good to give it another crack! After setting down this mark it was over to Cedar Rapids where he joined Katie in one of the first triathlons of the year. After coming out with one of the top swims, he he was out crushing it on the bike. However, as many already know he took a spill around 3 miles in to the 15 mile bike. A brief moment on the ground and he was back up on the bike. He battled his way through the course, coming off in the 3rd position. From there it was onto his specialty the run where he posted the fastest run and moved up into 2nd overall. An exciting race to kick off the season!

L-R: Katie Truetken, and coach Tyson WielandCyman 2020
Coach Tyson and Jeff Wieland out for a training ride fall of 2020.
Katie Trueken rocking the WR gear in transition at Cyman 2020
Marquis Cox at the Wildwood Crest 5k Beach Run
L-R: Blake Whalen, Katie Truetken, Tyson WielandHillbilly Hike 2019
Josh Prohaska Taking the Lean at Drake Stadium
L-R: Tyson Wieland (2nd Place) & Blake Whalen (1st Place)Hillbilly Hike 2019
Tyson Wieland Santa Cruz 70.3 2019
Marquis CoxDaybreak 5k
L->R: Blake Whalen, Josh Prohaska, and Tyson WielandWieland Racing 800m
L-R:Katie Truetken and Tyson WielandPigman Triathlon 2020
Tyson Wieland 2nd placePigman Triathlon 2020
Blake Whalen1st Place Get Your Rear in Gear 2019
Tyson Wieland1st Place Bluff Creek Olympic Triathlon 2019
Stacy FarrQualifying for the Boston Marathon
Traci KaneCyMan Triathlon 2019
Katie TruetkenCyMan Triathlon 2019
L-R: Katie Truetken, Tyson Wieland, Jeff Wieland, Traci KaneCyMan Triathlon 2019
Jeff WielandCyMan Triathlon 2019
Tyson WielandHound Hustle 5k Winner 2019
Tyson W. Julie SchneiderCIM 2019
Kyle HostingClub XC Nationals
Blake Whalen, Tyson WielandIMT Half-Marathon 2019
Blake WhalenHillbilly Hike 1/2 Marathon 2019