Tony’s a pediatric neurosurgeon whose vice is running. He’s done many 50 milers and 100k’s and is training for the Vermont 100 which will be his first 100 miler.
Loree Bolin, 60 – 64 Triathlete and Distance Runner
Loree just completed her 7th marathon on 7 continents. After finishing top ten ag in Kona last year she’s getting ready to dominate IM Western Australia at the end of the year.
Natasha Debons, 35-39 Triathlete
Natasha’s a wife, mother, business owner with some crazy gifted talent. After a couple of years of doing local sprints and olys she will be tackling her first 70.3 at Vineman this year.
Chris is a Wisconsin transplant lured out to the Northwest by Microsoft and has since planted roots and taken advantage of the northwest weather that’s conducive to year round training (usually!). He leans toward distance events and is building up to hit the start line at IMCDA fit, healthy and ready to go. Fun fact: Chris comes to this sport naturally; his mother has done IM Wisco twice and qualified for 2017 IM World Champs in October!
Susan Empey, 45-49 Runner and Triathlete
Susan is an elite runner who has qualified for Olympic trials in the marathon several times and finished 3rd overall master female at NYC marathon in 2014. She’s dabbled in triathlons finishing in the top ten in local events and is prepping for her first 70.3 in Honu.
Rhonda is a wife and mother of three who loves to spend time with her awesome family, run a lot, travel the world (recent trip to Antarctica anyone?), read and listen to NPR and podcasts. She’s run 14 marathons, including Boston 7 times and the Comrades Ultra. She aspires to run all six world marathon majors. Rhonda says, “I love varied workouts and a methodical approach to getting to the start line prepared, healthy and rested. I’m looking for longevity so I want to train smart and stay strong with less injuries.”
Joel Grossbard, 40-44 Runner
Joel is a sub 3 marathoner who will be returning to NYC Marathon in November.
Alycia Hill, 25-29 Pro Triathlete
Alycia finished 3rd OA at AG Worlds and 5th OA at 70.3 Worlds in 2015. After repeatedly finishing atop the podium Alycia has taken her pro card and will make her pro debut at Galveston 70.3 in April.
Delwen Jones, 40-44 Triathlete
Delwen is a fierce competitor whose 2015 was hampered by injuries. She’s back stronger than ever and will be racing in several 70.3’s in 2016.
Owen is a Family Medicine Resident who is passionate about public health, community health and wellness. He’s also passionate about his wife Lexi and training and racing to his fullest potential. Needless to say his life can get a little crazy and sleep is an almost constant goal. Despite this, he’s managed repeated podium and overall top 3 finishes at some of the most competitive 70.3’s around. He grew up swimming, can hammer the bike with the best and posts a 2:32:18 best marathon. He’s got 70.3’s on the schedule for 2017 all in prep for a strong performance at 70.3 World Champs in Chattanooga in September.
Shelagh is a former collegiate volleyball player who traded in the round white ball for a cool new bike, wetsuit and running shoes. She discovered triathlon as an outlet to balance the stress of a demanding job and hasn’t looked back. She did her first 70.3 in 2016 and has a couple on the calendar for 2017. Shelagh admits that it can be a puzzle to fit smart training into a busy life/work schedule but through dedication and a customized plan she’s seeing improvement and above all else having fun. “It’s all about figuring out how hard you can push yourself. I like to think that limit is always a little bit higher than it was yesterday.”
Lauren is a Boston transplant living and loving in Seattle with her husband (bonus: also a runner!), and two rescue dogs, Molly and Zoe. An avid runner since college, she’s competed in many marathons including the Olympic Trials and appreciates challenging herself, while feeling strong and having fun. As she gears up for a possible fall marathon her goals are to run consistently, remain healthy, all the while having fun. Her favorite race is the Boston Marathon!
Blake lives and works on the Eastside of Seattle and is very busy as a real estate agent in the red hot housing market of the region. He approached Hallie in early 2015 with the dream of completing an Ironman not only for himself but to honor a dear friend. In 2016, he successfully crossed the finish line at IM Cozumel. He's staying active and fit in 2017 and looks forward to racing in the next year.
Kyle Richards, 25-29 Triathlete and Runner
Kyle is a speedy 2x IM finisher and sub 3 marathoner. He is focusing on 70.3’s in 2016 after the birth of his second child in January.
Robert Sheppard, 50-54 Duathlete
Robert’s background is competitive cycling. He’s taken up running and raced in several duathlons in 2015. He’s gotten serious about his training and aims to podium in 2016
Sara Venn, 35-39 Triathlete
Sara completed IM Whistler in 2014 and somehow managed to bypass ever doing a 70.3. After taking 2015 off to focus on her MBA she’s got 6 70.3’s lined up for 2016 starting off with Oceanside in early April.