The PPD Beach2Battleship is an internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country and the world have traveled to the Wilmington, N.C. area to enjoy everything this world famous waterfront destination has to offer and to experience a competition Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world.

PPD, a leading global contract research organization, supports the event as its title sponsor to educate the public on the vital role of clinical research and participation in clinical trials to deliver new medicines to improve health and save lives, and to support the local community. All of the event’s net proceeds are contributed to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

ActivEdge had four athletes in attendance for this prestigious triathlon as Brian Diaz, Jacob Allen, Kimberly Amich, and Jenn Renn tested their luck. On this frigid morning, each of these four athletes stepped up to the line ready to take on the long course ahead. Jacob Allen, who finished first among the ActivEdge athletes, and 26th overall, completed the race in 05:02:16, while Brian, who finished 62nd overall, completed the course in 05:22:46. As for the ActivEdge women in the B2B, Kimberly Amich finished 48th with a blazing time of 05:55:10, while Jenn Renn completed the race in 06:16:49, which was good for 88th place overall for the women.