My current race age is 45 (new age group!), and I have been doing triathlons since 2010.
When much younger I was a cyclist, but had fallen out of the sport with life and kids. When my oldest daughter decided that she wanted to do a triathlon I figured that I had to do one also, I could not just let her go out and train on her own.
We completed a sprint triathlon, and I shortly stepped up to doing half distance triathlons. I completed a full in 2014, but have decided that the half distance is a better distance for me, and my marriage. Despite being American, most of the recent races that I have done have been in Canada.
My current career is working as an IT Consultant working on data projects. Data has also been a defining thing in my past jobs, as well as throughout my training.
Exercise has now grown to be a large part of my family, my wife is a runner, and my oldest daughter is studying for her master’s degree in Sports Leadership.
I have completed Barrelman only once, but have fallen in love with the race. I am grateful to have the opportunity to represent the race, and I am looking forward to returning in 2018.