Happy Olympic & Paralympic Day!
To continue the #TriWeek celebration, we connected with seven of our past U.S. Olympians who shared their favorite Olympic memories, advice for today’s athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and a snapshot into their current lives.
2004 U.S. Olympian
Residence: Olympic City USA – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family: I’ve been married for 17 years to my wonderful wife, Lisa, and we have two kids ages 14 and 11
Current profession: I’m still a professional triathlete! I’ve been fortunate to marry my passion with my profession and it has been a great ride (and I don’t see it ending anytime soon either!).
Outside of racing, how else are you involved in triathlon?
I’m more involved in triathlon than ever before. I’m racing, coaching with AP Racing, hosting camps all across the world, and most recently, I’m guiding for a blind paratriathlete, Kyle Coon!
How have the character traits you gained as an Olympian translated to other areas of your life?
Preparing to race at the Olympics taught me so many key traits: perseverance, dedication, hard work, perspective, grit, how to overcome adversity, the list goes on! It is wonderful to share these traits that shaped me into the athlete and person I am today. I try to teach through example and by sharing my knowledge. It starts with my kids and extends to anyone I run across (even if they’re not interested in triathlon).
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