St. Patty's Day Half Marathon to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund
Jacksonville, North Carolina
|Bucket List Race||Berlin Marathon|
|Post-Race Drink||Mountain Dew|
I began multi-sports by accident. Shortly after my separation/divorce, I started increasing my running frequency and distance. When I decided to compete in my first marathon, I purchased a bike as a means of cross training due to long time pre-exisiting knee problems. I realized at that point running/biking was a sport and began doing duathlons. The following year, I decided I may as well do all three and entered my first triathlon - Eagleman 70.3. The following year, I competed in and completed my first IM. I have been participating in both since then. I have competed in 16 IM and 18 70.3/HIM races. Altogether, I have completed more than 160 du's and tri's. These days, I compete in 10-12 du's and tri's per year plus 2-4 running events per year, depending on my multi-sport calendar. I have represented Team USA at standard distance du worlds on 6 times (7 as of next year), declined or pulled out due to injury 2 more years. I have also represented Team USA at long distance du worlds 3 times, declined qualifying slots 3 other years. My "A" races for 2020 will be the inaugural IM Tulsa 31May20 and Multisport Festival (Standard Du) World Championships in Almere in Sep20. In addition to my busy race calendar, I work full time and I service on the board of directors as the Partnerships Director for a professional organization the serves my field. As a result of this position, I am a part of a 4 person team that organizes a joint annual training event from site selection to execution of the event.