Mini-Triathlon March 2015

The Sephardic Community Center was the perfect venue for a spectacular showing of strength and endurance as 15 intrepid athletes competed in the SCC’s 4th Annual Mini-Triathlon held on Sunday, March 8. Ranging in age from 20 to 69, the competitors were in a race against one another and the clock. The three consecutive legs of the Mini-Triathlon included swimming 500 yards, cycling 8 miles, and running 3 miles. Transitioning from the SCC indoor pool to the stationary bikes and treadmills in the SCC’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center, each athlete showed grit and determination as they made their way through the various phases of the competition. Of particular note were the loving families who held up signs of support and encouragement. Following the 3.5 hour competition, medals and trophies were distributed by Yuriy Koyfman, SCC Aquatics Director, and Lenny Saulkin, SCC Fitness Center Supervisor, to those with the best overall completion times. Although several exuberant “high-fives” and “attaboys” were offered to the first place finalists, Ari Baum and Sally Shatzkes, contestants universally claimed Albert Levy (age 69) as the source of their inspiration.

1st Place Men’s – Ari Baum (age 34), 45 minutes, 30 seconds
1st Place Women’s – Sally Shatzkes (age 33), 48 minutes, 15 seconds

2nd Place Men’s – Max Tawil (age 20), 46 minutes, 30 seconds
2nd Place Women’s – Sari Dana (age 47), 60 minutes, 30 seconds

3rd Place Men’s – Abraham Levy (age 45), 49 minutes, 5 seconds
3rd Place Women’s – Sharon Dayan (age 41), 63 minutes, 50 seconds

Other Athletic Competitors:
Joseph Banda, Abraham Chwekeh, Lily Tawil, Abraham Levy, Yaakov Lustig, Teddy Mann, Haim Mizrahi, Sol Setton, Steven Shamie


Back Row L to R: Lenny Saulkin, Abraham Levy, Teddy Mann, Sol Setton, Yaakov Lustig, Steven Shamie, Ari Baum, Max Tawil, Yuriy Koyfman
Front Row L to R: Abraham Chwekeh, Sally Shatzkes, Sari Dana
Not Pictured: Joseph Banda, Abraham Chwekeh, Lily Tawil, Abraham Levy, Yaakov Lustig, Teddy Mann, Haim Mizrahi, Sol Setton, Steven Shamie


Albert Levy & his family


Lenny Saulkin with Ari Baum


Lenny Saulkin with Sally Shatzkes


Max Tawil & Sol Setton


Abraham Levy, Albert Levy & Yaakov Lustig running


Joseph Banda, Haim Mizrahi & Sol Setton on the bikes