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Photo Finish: 9 Visuals from the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3

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For the second consecutive year, we sponsored, volunteered and competed in the LexisNexis® Ironman Raleigh 70.3 presented by PNC.

Sure the sponsorship presents the opportunity to build the LexisNexis brand in the local Raleigh community – most people in our back yard don’t realize how much our local offices have grown or the opportunities (arguably, the largest concentration of legal tech professionals in the US are in Raleigh).

However, what’s more amazing, is the number of employees we have that actually ran the race – regular people with families and full-time jobs.  Simply stated, it amounts to ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  Seventy miles is a long, long way, and many members of our team logged roughly eight hours – a full work day – to complete the triathlon.

“Competing in an event like this is a great analogy for leadership because succeeding in a race or in business both center on mental preparation and the willpower to see things through,” according to our own BJ Schaknowski, who leads our sales team and is a veteran endurance competitor.

There are some stunning images on Flickr and here are a few images and videos we’ve been able to obtain from the event on May 31,, 2015 .

1.  Divide and conquer:  A three-person relay team divided a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run. From left to right Saadia Newsome (litigation solutions support), Jenee’ Schrule (litigation solutions account manager) and Ashley Kirk (litigation solutions support).

Team

2.  IRONKIDS!  Some of our employee’s children, like Ms. Newsome, competed in the IRONKIDS event. 

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3. Strike a pose:  Can you guess if this photo was taken pre- or post- race?

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4. Top o’ the mornin’:  Mike Baldwin, a small law product manager, finishes up the swim.  It’s his second year competing. 

lexisnexis ironman raleigh

5. Thousands of athletes flock to Raleigh for Ironman race via @ABC11_WTVD

6.  Just a man and his bike.  And 56 miles.  Be sure to ask him about his other means of transportation! 

lexisnexis ironman raleigh

7.  You got this!  Audrey Mungal (corporate legal product management) gets some “side fives” on the final stretch to the finish line.  She also earned her second medal for finishing the event this year. 

lexisnexis ironman raleigh

8.  A full day’s work:  We started together, we will finish together. 

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9. Ironman race takes over Wake County via @WNCN and WALA

FOX10 News | WALA

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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