Des Moines Triathlon Club To Hold Iowa Games Triathlon

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Iowa Games Triathlon

A real estate professional with more than two decades of experience, Mark Allen Hanrahan leads Markmel Co in Urbandale, Iowa, as managing director. Mark Allen Hanrahan also is a board member of the Des Moines Triathlon Club (DMSTri) and participates in efforts to promote the sport of triathlon in Iowa.

The Des Moines Triathlon Club launched in the fall of 2002 with a goal of serving as an entry point for people with an interest in triathlons. It also strives to help multisport athletes achieve their goals while increasing awareness of and involvement in multisport activities and events. In addition, DMSTri provides support to triathletes in need of financial assistance to participate. The club welcomes triathletes to a supportive network that promotes competition, fellowship, and physical fitness.

DMSTri will hold its next Iowa Games Triathlon on July 9, 2017, starting on the beach of the Big Creek State Park in Polk City. Participants must pick up their triathlon packets the day prior from the Exile Brewing Company or the morning of the event. All participants must attend a mandatory pre-race meeting directly before the start.

Chicago Bears Add to Coaching Staff

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Chicago Bears

Mark Allen Hanrahan is a managing partner at Urbandale, Iowa’s Markmel Co. LLC, where, since 2009, he has earned the company an over-20 percent return on investment in venture capital transactions. Outside of work, Mark Allen Hanrahan’s hobbies include watching his favorite professional sports teams, including the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).

With the 2017 NFL season still months away, Chicago added to its coaching staff in February, announcing the hiring of Zach Azzanni, Brandon Staley, and Derius Swinton II. Azzanni, who will assume the role of receivers coach, comes to the team with 18 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level. He previously served as a receivers coach for the University of Tennessee and has also worked with Wisconsin and Bowling Green, among others.

Staley brings 11 years of experience to the Bears staff and will work with the team’s outside linebackers. He previously worked as a defensive coordinator for John Carroll University and is a former quarterback for the University of Dayton. Swinton II, meanwhile, returns to the Bears as an assistant special teams coach after working with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.