Would You Still Be Smiling After Finishing An Ironman Triathlon?

We have a lot of great events and attractions here in the Garden State; from skiing in the north down the Shore to the beautiful beaches of Cape May, New Jersey really does have it all.

One of the most popular attractions in the state is definitely the beaches, casinos, and boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Whenever we get a chance to share some local down home news from right here in Somerset and Franklin Township, or elsewhere in New Jersey, we’re going to jump on it.

Atlantic City Challenge Ironman Distance Triathlon

One of our friends here at Advanced Dental Arts recently completed the Atlantic City Challenge Triathlon event held Sunday June 28th with a time of 15:29:52.

Now that is something to smile about ~ CONGRATULATIONS Kelly!!!  Smiling at Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon

We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share Kelly’s accomplishments, along with showcasing one of the premier swim, bike, & run races in not only New Jersey, but the entire country.

The Challenge Atlantic City triathlon began with a 2.4 mile swim in the calm back bays of Atlantic City. This 2 loop swim can easily be viewed from Historic Bader Field, our nation’s first airport!

From Bader Field, athletes then embarked on a 112 mile relatively flat bike course that encompasses varied scenery that includes expressways, farms, vineyards, and state forests…all within 10 minutes of the beach.

The run portion of the event presented these superhuman athletes with a course that finished in front of Historic Boardwalk Hall, home of Miss America, on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Did you know Bader Field was our nation’s first airport?

Here are a couple of weather stats for you aspiring triathletes out there looking to get it in gear for next year’s Challenge Atlantic City event…

  • Average Air Temperature for June 29: 74 degrees
  • Average Water Temperature for June: 65 degrees
  • June is the driest month in Atlantic City, NJ

While most of us mere mortals couldn’t even contemplate even competing in – let alone finishing – such a grueling race, Kelly took it to a whole other level.

Not only did she finish this Ironman distance triathlon, Kelly is also a cancer survivor!

Way to go Kelly, you are truly an inspiration. Congratulations on your accomplishment, we look forward to seeing you soon here in the office, and watching you compete in next year’s Challenge Atlantic City event.

Somerset Dentist Shares Challenge Atlantic City Smiles

“Hi Dr. Haddad…I did it! Here is a picture of Joe & I as I crossed the finish line on Sunday. The race took me 15:29:52. It was extremely tough, but I made it and I am thrilled. Thank you for your support and encouragement.”

“Five years cancer-free and as strong as ever!”

Way to go Kelly ~ Keep Smiling!!!


Would you still be smiling after a 2.2 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a FULL 26.2 mile marathon??


Dr. Joseph Haddad is listed at DentistDig.com