–Registration now open for the 6th Annual Mideast/Midwest Race Director and Coaches Symposium in downtown Chicago, Dec 3rd! Jamie Turner, coach of Olympic Champion Gwen Jorgensen to be the Key Note speaker.
-The Mideast Council is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of friend and renowned fellow triathlete, Karen McKeachie. On Friday, August 26th, 2016, Karen was struck and killed by a vehicle while cycling. Karen’s endless contributions and spectacular achievements, including her induction into the USAT Hall of Fame in 2014, are wonderfully highlighted in this article by Tom Demerly https://tomdemerly.com/…/champion-michigan-triathlete-kare…/ Our hearts go out to her husband, Lew Kidder, who survives her, and to her family and friends during this difficult time.