Elizabeth Goodell tops in Live Love Tri at the Y

Indoor triathlon raises nearly $7,500 for Island Youth community.

Elizabeth Goodell of West Tisbury swam, biked, and ran her way to the top of the field among 25 ironmen and women, aged 15-71, to win the ninth annual Live Love Tri indoor triathlon, Saturday morning at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. 

More than 15 sponsors supported the event, which raised nearly $7,500, benefiting the Y for All Financial Assistance and Community Outreach, which provides funding for the Third Grade Water Safety program, sending children to summer camp, swim lessons, and other programs. 

The Y dedicated this year’s event to former spin instructor and volunteer Mike Adell, who passed away in November.

Through generous donations, raffle giveaways included items from Cape Air, Chilmark Coffee, Healthy Additions, Island Gymnastics, Orange Peel Bakery, SPI Belt, Summer Shades, the Black Dog, Topricin, and Vineyard Vines. DJ Ricky Prime provided the music.

Elizabeth Goodell was the overall and women’s winner, covering 14.856 total miles, with men’s champ Mike Goldsmith (13.7177) second, and men’s runner-up Chris Edwards (12.9008) third. Allison Cameron-Parry (10.1208) finished second in the women’s division, followed by Paula Caron (8.8835) in third. Jeff Majkowski (11.2160) took third place among the men.

Laps in the pool were calculated into yards, then miles during the 20 minute time limit. Results in the bike and run segments were based on the total miles covered in 25 minutes.

In the swim, Majkowski and Goodell tied for first at 49.50 lengths, equaling 1,225 yards or 0.696 miles; Cameron-Parry and Edwards tied for second, and Christina Colarusso was third. Goodell (10.6 miles) and Goldsmith (10.1) pedaled to a one-two finish on the stationary bikes, and Richard McNulty placed third. Goodell clinched the overall title by winning the run, covering 3.56 miles. Ethan Stead was second and Goldsmith, third.

Team Stead earned a separate medal as the one and only relay team in the event, covering 10.7425 miles.

Among competitors participating in bike and run only, Richard McNulty led the way, with Luciana Fuller second, and Lauren Averill third. 

Allison Cameron-Parry was named as Volunteer of the Year. She was the volunteer chair of this year’s event, handling the donations and putting together “swag bags” for the participants.