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Primary Discipline: Triathlete
I’ve raced 2 Ironman events (Ironman Louisville) and several 70.3 races in the region. I’ve placed in the top tier of my age group in several local Olympic distance triathlons. My strong suit is the bike but over the past couple years, I’ve been able to increase my skill in the run and swim. I was also awards All-World Athlete in Ironman for the 2017 season.
Primary Diciplines: Triathlete and Ultra runner
I love challenges and traveling so destination races are always on the top of my list! I have completed Ironman Louisville and Ironman Chatnooga. I enjoy swimming, I tolerate biking and I LOVE running!! Although I prefer the longer distance events with the unknown factors like terrain I’m not familiar in training in, extreme weather and just the surprises of the unexpected I do enjoy a good competitive 5k! I have been known to place in my age group and come in the top 10 in local races. Speed is not my main motivation but the thrill of new adventures and spending time with people who share my love of the sport is!! Ultra running, especially extreme category 5 courses is probably where I thrive the most!! I just love running in the woods and connecting both with my mind and body while playing in nature- it’s wicked fun!
As far back as I can remember, I have always been physically active but never swimming, biking or running. I started running in 1998 and thought 1 mile was going to be the cause of my death. For a few years I ran 1 or 2 miles finally working up the nerve to run a 5K. However, when I was standing at the start line I realized it was a 4 miler and about panicked. I could never run 4 miles! That was the start of my passion for running. Over a few years the miles slowly increased and I was determined to run a marathon. June 5, 2010, on my grandma’s birthday, I ran the Sunburst Marathon crossing the finish line in Notre Dame Stadium.
Another challenge was needed so I signed up for my first triathlon without owning a bike or knowing how to swim. In 2011, I completed 7 sprint, 1 Olympic, and 1 half-ironman triathlons and a 2.4 mile open water swim. Needless to say I was hooked. Rev 3 Cedar Point 140.6 was my first long distance tri. I will never forget running the finish chute with my three children and crossing that line! 2017 was my most memorable year – my 18 yo daughter and I crossed the finish line of Ironman Louisville together
7th year as a triathlete. 5 National Starts. 1 Worlds Start. 2 time Team USA member. Homegrown in Kentukiana.
Primary Discipline: Triathlon
2x Ironman Louisville finisher
100 mile Ultramarathon finisher
1st OA Trifest 2013
2x 1st OA Shelbyville Triathlon series
2x USAT All-American
Couch to ironman in 18 months! Derby marathon, Muncie 70.3, Ohio 70.3, Lou 140.6 all in one year. Proud member of Louisville Landsharks!!!
I got started in Triathlons with my first Sprint late in the 2012 season riding a very old mountain bike. The very next race I signed up for was Ironman Augusta 70.3 the following year. When I decide to do something, I tend to jump in with both feet.It also helps being a part of an amazing tri community to help with motivation and determination to keep pushing for more. I got an entry level road bike and began my 1st full triathlon season self-coached. The years that followed have included over 15 sprint races, 6 Olympic distance races, including the Age Group Nationals OLY race, 3 IM 70.3 distance races and a half distance aquabike race. Some races included podium finishes and others took much grit and determination just to get across the finish line, but all were completed.
2017 was an exciting year with 2 sprints (1st AG and 2nd AG) 1 OLY (1st AG) and 1 local 70.3 (2nd AG). This also became the year for the full Ironman distance race. As a mom of a very active young child, busy family life and working full time I was not sure I had the schedule to put in the hours that would be needed to finish a full distance race. I am fortunate to have a husband who races duathlons and was understanding in helping me get in the training I needed. I also connected with Coach Lana Burl with LB Endurance Coaching early in 2017 and she was incredible at working with my life commitments and putting together an excellent week by week training program that worked well for me and pushed me to become stronger in each of the three disciplines. This support and coaching was what I needed to commit to racing IM Louisville and make it across the most incredible finish line feeling like a rock star.
I am excited as I look forward to the 2018 season as a part of the VO2 team. I’m looking at a number of sprint and olympic distance races this season to help prepare me as I participate in the Age Group Nationals in Cleveland. “Strong to the finish for the glory of God” – Jean Carpenter – IM 140.6 Finisher.
I’m a long time runner and aspiring triathlete. After completing several marathons, half-marathons and countless 10k and 5 k races, I wanted to do something new and exciting to challenge myself. After completing KDF in 2017, I began the journey of becoming a triathlete and loved it from day 1. I completed my first triathlon September 2017 – Louisville Landshark Tri – and have bigger goals in mind for 2018!
Kentucky Derby Festival half-marathon
Tour de Lou
Jeremy Couch – Trail & Ultra Running, Triathlon
As an outdoor enthusiast, I am always looking for my next challenge and additional ways that I can push my personal limits. You can see me out on the trails or biking through the hills of Louisville and Southeast Indiana. Here’s a quick peek at some of my recent races:
Ironman Cozumel 140.6
Ironman Chattanooga 140.6
Rev3 Pocono’s 70.3
2x RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) participant
C&O 100-mile Endurance Run
Hawthorne 12 hr Endurance Relay (2 person team) – Champions
GoPro Mountain Games – Running, Whitewater Kayak Sprint, Mountain Biking
Skydive Ultra 50-mile run (started by jumping out of a plane) – 2nd overall
2x Backyard to Vineyard finisher – Placed in the top three for each race both times
Many local and regional trail & road running races
Endurance racing started for me around 2009. Out of curiosity to see if my asthma could handle it, I ran a marathon and the rest is history. To date I’ve done a large number of half marathons and marathons. Out of curiosity, I ventured into triathlon and competed in a full season of cyclocross along the way. I’ve done 5 half ironmans and I’m currently registered to compete in my 7th full distance Ironman in July 2018 in Canada. I’ve done the 160-mile Ride Across Indiana twice. To keep variety, Ultramarathon has kept me busy as well. I’ve competed in 7 Ultramarathons, which includes two very hard-fought 100-miler finishes. My favorite Ultra was the Skydive 50-miler. Any race that starts with a Skydive is awesome! I’m looking forward to focusing once again on triathlon.
Primary Discipline: Triathlete – Long Course
Race nutrition is all about experimenting. I like to see what the body can burn.
Small chainring, what’s that for? I love the big gears.
This is suppose to be hard, or else everyone would be doing it.
Primary Disciplines – Trail Running, Mountain biking and I dabble in triathlon
Notable Races: Dakota Five – 0 (50 Mile Mtn bike race) x 2. Xterra Triathlons in North Dakota, South Dakota and Pennsylvania. Ironman Louisville finisher. Countless running races road and trail.
I race for the scenery, the beer, the food, the friends and the sense of community. I prefer scenic difficult dirt courses over flat, fast roads. I am a middle of the packer all day ‘err day.
Addiction and Cancer Survivor
1st Place AG Louisville Landshark Sprint Triathlon 2015
3rd Place Clydesdale Independence Day Triathlon 2014
5 X Ironman Finisher Louisville (3) Chattanooga (2)
“It’s not how fast I go, but how far I have come.” Trying to enhance life through Spirituality and Exercise!!! This is what keeps me going….
Primary Disciplines: Trail Running and Triathlon
4 x Ironman 140.6 finisher
8 x 50 mile run finisher
A handful of 50k, 60k, and marathons.
I love to run with my standard dachshund Roxie. Her longest so far is 17 miles in trail!
Primary disciplines: Still figuring that out! Love to ride road, gravel, cyclocross, and am working on single track…anything from timed laps to endurance races!
Race bio: In 2016 I completed Ironman Louisville, won the Gravel Grovel women’s mountain bike 100k, and won a Cat 4 cyclocross race at Sugar Branch. In 2017, highlights included racing Southern Cross, Barry Roubaix, taking a podium spot in the Louisville Cardinal Crit and Louisville’s Short Track racing, and playing on my bike in Northern California (climbing Mount Tamalpais, riding through the Redwoods, and cycling around Lake Tahoe) before being sidelined the remainder of the year to bring in my baby girl.
Ironman Louisville 2007
Ironman lake placid 2016
Leadville trail 100 MTB 2015
Ky derby marathon x15
Primary Discipline: Triathlon
Bio: Sick of living life as 5’9 and 250 lbs, I set out on a path that eventually led me to triathlons. 2014 in rush hour traffic I noticed a car with “Ironman on board. We’re proud of you dad” written on it. I thought, “what would my kids say they are proud of me for?” With no background in running, biking, or swimming, I decided to complete an Ironman in 3 years. 2014 I lost weight. In July 2015 I set my first PR, 2 miles without walking, 3 months later my first half marathon. Within 10 months my first marathon, quickly followed by my first sprint triathlon 1 month later. True to my goal, in October 2017 I finished IM Louisville.
I run, ride, and swim because of the scenery, friendships, ability to eat more, but mostly because I LOVE IT! Every training day and race is an opportunity to get stronger, faster, and smarter. I have been blessed with this opportunity and I plan on making the most of it.
Ironman Louisville 2017: 13:22
70.3 Ironman Ohio 2017
Tri Louisville 2016, 2017
Louisville Landshark Tri 2016, 2017
KDF Marathon 2016, 2017
Urban Bourbon 2015, 2016, 2017
Louisville Triple Crown 2016
Bio: Bradley L. Goldberg owner of Perelmuter and Goldberg Orthodontics: I enjoy fun things. Biking is fun with the right crew. VO2 and Against the Grain Brewery are my Crew. I also enjoy adventure. Through the years I have raced Crested Butte Classic, Colorado Trail Race, Big Frog, Participated in Adventure Races across the Daniel Boone National Forest. My love is my family and the great outdoors. I hope to represent VO2 as I represent myself at my own business………Fun, Energetic, Friendly, Self Driven, and 110% Winning Attitude.
I’ve been running for 13+ years as a way to stay in shape. I also used this as a means to keep up with my daughter’s and their activities. This turned into a passion and races soon entailed. As the running races piled on and times improved I decided to continue to push my body. I began with crossfit, which led to mud races. Not content with mud races I tried events in the GoRuck community and more mud races. Still looking for the challenges of pure racing I started to train for triathlons. I have completed countless sprints, Olympic and many 70.3s. I have completed IronMan Louisville in 2016 and will continue to compete in Ironman races…. but wait… what are these Ultra Marathons?
I am relatively new to endurance sports and am currently working on building my base and increasing my pace, especially in running. I enjoy triathlons, cycling and trail running (especially night races). I am a back-of-the-packer but have thoroughly enjoyed the support of Team VO2 and the racing community as a whole as I’ve begun my journey.
Recent Race History:
70.3 IMCHOO 2017
70.3 IM Augusta 2017
Tri Louisville, 2016, 2017
Ragnar Trail Relay – Ky 2017
Indian Summer Night Trail 2017
Louisville Triple Crown 2016, 2017
KDF Mini Marathon 2016, 2017
Fall Runathon (5k, 10k and half) 2016
Upcoming in 2018:
R.A.I.N., Tri Louisville, Local road and trail races
Primary Disciplines: triathlon/running
Bio: Began triathlon in 2011 and always thought I was going to be a one and done Ironman. Got bitten by the bug and have completed 8 full Ironman. Always looking to improve as I consider myself to be an average athlete with really no spectacular achievements to report other than participating in and completing a lot of races. Love passionately pursuing the sports that I love!
Primary Disciplines: Mountain bike and Road bike racing
I am a former triathlete. I raced triathlons for about 11 years. Three of which were as professional. I made little to no money during those three years and decided it wasn’t worth my time anymore. I decided to get into road bike racing and then transitioned in mountain bike racing. In 2017, I did three 100 mile mountain bike races. My best race was Cohutta, where I finished 7th overall. I also race a few local MTB races and landed a podium at several of those.
Primary Disciplines: Mountain Biking, Cyclocross
Race Bio: Jennifer has been racing cyclocross and mountain bikes for about eight years. In 2013 she was third at Mountain Bike Nationals in her age group. In 2014 she was the OVCX series winner for Cat 4 Women, 35+. Around that same time, Jennifer also won the Kentucky Points Series Cat 2 series championship. She has stood on the podium at Louisville Short Track races, DINO mountain bike races, and remains competitive against not-especially-fast-women-over-40 throughout the Ohio Valley region. She is most proud of her appearance in the 2014 SSCXWC held in Louisville, KY, where she inexplicably finished the race despite wide-spread Shenanigans and race-sanctioned hand-ups.
1999 – 2002: 4 year starter, Division I Soccer Player @ University of Illinois
2007: Ran a mini-marathon
2008: Ran a full marathon, sprint tri’s
2009 – 2011: Trained and Earned my Black Belt in TKD
2012: Tough Mudder & Athlete at Crossfit Team Regionals
2013: Tough Mudder
2014: Biked the MS150
2016: Ran a mini-marathon
2006 – 2016: Rock climbing
2017: TriLouisville, Muncie Half Ironman, & Louisville Ironman
I was your typical tomboy growing up and adopted the mentality “Anything you can do, I can do better!” This competitive mentality is still present and I enjoy trying new athletic feats/adventures. I’m always willing to push myself and conquer new challenges. In 2017 I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and trained for Ironman Louisville (thanks in large part to my coach, Sonja Lenhardt, fellow V02 athlete). Through my 2017 Ironman journey, I have become addicted to the supportive triathlon community and look forward to getting strong and faster for 2018 races.
I am an old lady. 54. And I did my first tri 6 months to the day after my first son was born. 29 Year’s ago. I have been trying ever since. This year I will do Ironman 6 in Boulder Colorado with my younger brother. And I’m doing my half iron man in Taiwan when visiting my son in March.
Erika is a category two cyclocross racer. She was the 3rd overall elite female in the OVCX series in 2012 and 2015 and won the 2015 elite race at Brookside. Erika has been racing road, mountain, and cyclocross since 2007.
2x Ironman finisher 2010 & 2011
5x 70.3 finisher
Main focus cycling. Road cyclocross & gravel.
OVCX Series Points winner 40+ 2015
Revolution Development Cycling board member
Primary Discipline – Short course triathlon, 5K-10K road racing. Although I will do an occasional half iron distance, half marathon, or marathon.
Background – I started running track when I was 11, and added cross country in high school. After high school, I really just ran to keep the extra weight at bay, and neglected any type of competitive racing. It wasn’t until I moved to Chicago in 2007 that the racing bug bit me again and I decided to get pseudo-serious about racing. I limited myself to road racing, mostly 5ks, but added in a few half marathons and a marathon. In 2011, I did my first sprint triathlon, which was a comedy of errors. And in 2012, I got serious about triathlon, hired a coach, and haven’t looked back. Over the years, I’ve competed in 2 half iron distances and countless short course races, including a number of appearances at Nationals. In 2014, I did a double at Nationals (Olympic on Saturday, Sprint on Sunday) and managed to qualify for 2015 World’s in the sprint distance. I got my coaching certification in 2014, so have been able to help others realize their racing goals. And over the last 18 months, I’ve been fighting back from hip surgery, trying to reclaim my speed and endurance.
Primary Discipline is Triathlon
1st place Lexington Spring Circuit
1st place Mt Victory Road Race (twice)
2nd place Kentucky State Crit Champion
Big Frog 65 Mountain Bike Race
1st place Bowling Green Aquabike
1st place in Age Group Etown Dolphins Sprint Tri
Qualified for Olympic Distance Age Group Nationals
He was in the Army for 12 years and played soccer in the Olympic development league years ago. Placed 3rd in his age group at the Etown Dolphins tri. Placed 3rd in the Ragnar race in 2017. PR in the mini in 2017. He had done multiple other road running races and has his eyes set on his first 50-mile ultra run!!!
I was born in Florida, but have lived in Kentucky most of my life. I am an account executive at Johnson Controls. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 little kiddos (ages 5,3, and newborn). I got into racing in 2007 and have completed numerous races. I’m a 3-time Ironman finisher and have more recently been into cross racing. I’m always up for a new challenge!
Primary Discipline: Road Bike, Cyclocross, Running, MTB and one day will get back to Triathlons
I did my first triathlon 10+ years ago but quickly fell for everything to do bikes. I have been actively racing on the road for various teams for the last 8-9 years and discovered CX about 5-6 years ago. While I currently live in TN, racing for Louisville based V02 Multisport only makes sense.
Hello! I am Jennifer Kraemer. I was a swimmer my entire childhood and fell in love with running after college. Todd Kraemer introduced me to triathlons and now I cannot get enough of them! I have complete a sprint distance and a couple of Olympic distances triathalons. I completed my first Half Ironman two years ago. I had several injuries this last season but hope to be back at it this summer!!
I did my first sprint triathlon five years ago when my kids, after doing the Hillcrest Youth Triathlon, asked me why they *had* to do a triathlon and I didn’t. Fair enough! Two weeks later, I ambled up to the starting line of the Oldham Country triathlon and managed to pull off a podium finish racing in my bathing suit on my mountain bike. That experience led to 15 sprint and olympic distance triathlons in my first year of racing (and the purchase of a new bike – ha!). I continued with short course for the next couple of years and was lucky enough to have several more podium finishes as well as go to AG Nationals in Milwaukee. As I spent more time with other triathletes, I began to feel the pull of long course – in 2016 I completed Ohio70.3 (5:54:55, 23/148 AG) and IMLOU (12:56:24, 34/109 AG). My IMLOU experience launched my love of endurance events – in 2017, I completed 3 ultras (LLTH 50k [7:01:35, 2/18 AG], LBL 50 miler (10:32:54), Chatty 50 [9:56:33, 1/11 AG]). I also had the opportunity to race 2 SwimRun Otillo events in Maine (2:52:34, 23/39 F) and North Carolina (4:53:37, 5/22 F).
In 2018, I’m looking forward to LBL marathon, Fanta Flora 50k, Chatty70.3, SwimRun Maine, SwimRun NC – and that’s just for starters…
I enjoy the camaraderie of training and the sense of community among athletes of all abilities and motivations. I think my race resume conveys my love of adventure, challenge, and new experiences. I am thrilled to be a part of Team VO2!
I started running in 2005, and since then have completed over 15 marathons, with countless half marathon finishes in between. I entered into the world of triathlon in 2009, starting with olympic distance and working my way up to a full Ironman in 2013. I am currently a three time Ironman finisher. In between I completed an endurance swim and several century rides, by far the most memorable ride was the Lake Tahoe Century Ride in 2011.
Elizabeth “Liz” Mattingly
I work full-time as a healthcare professional, am married to a great guy, and we have two beautiful girls. I’m proudly affiliated with the KORT Running Team, The Louisville Landsharks, and now the VO2 Multisport Team!
I started my fitness and athletic journey 8 years ago and haven’t looked back! I got my start with running and have completed The Grand Circle Trailfest, 2 Derby Marathons, 15+ road and trail half-marathons, and I’ve competed in the last six consecutive Bourbon Chase Relays…finishing 2017 with The Bernheim Forest Gumps as the Corporate Division Champions.
I got the tri bug in August 2015 after winning a small paddle, bike, and run. By October, I had succumbed to friendly peer pressure and registered for IM LOU 2016! Finishes at IM OHIO and IM LOUISVILLE in 2016 earned me Bronze AWA status. In 2017 I completed IM MUNCIE, the Derby City Trifecta, and helped Team KORT win its second consecutive Corporate Division Championship at the full iron-distance relay IRONCOLOGY.
Looking ahead to 2018, I’m registered for several running events, Tri Louisville, IM Chattanooga 70.3, and IM Maine 70.3. I also hope to compete in the Derby City Trifecta and the Louisville Landsharks Tri.
I began racing at a really early age but completed my first half marathon at 17. I was hooked ever since. I have completed 18 full marathons and too many halfs to count. I switched to tris when I got hurt back in 2012. I have completed three 70.3s over the years and many smaller triathlons as well. Ironman Louisville was my biggest race and finished 2 hours before my goal time!!!! Plan to race tri Louisville in June and hopefully Muncie or Ohio 70.3 in late summer 2018! I Love being apart of team VO2 and having others to train, socialize and support me in this journey each day.
-4 time Ironman (best time 11:11) – Arizona 2011, Louisville 2013 and 2016, Santa Rosa 2017
-USAT National Age Group qualifier 2017
– ultra endurance athlete with 4 50k finishes
-Ironman All World Athlete
Major and Commander in the Reserves
Prior Apache Helicopter Pilot
Principal Disciplines: Triathlete and Ultra runner
3× Ironman triathlon finisher.
2x 100 mile ultra run finisher.
Ana Carolina Monnaco
In 2014 I dove head first into a sport I knew nothing about. All I could see was a challenge bigger than anything I had ever done before – and that’s where I was hooked.
To me triathlon is so much more than sport. It’s a quest – a journey that brings you to the edge of what you think is possible and then asks you to take another step. It’s facing your fears head on and then watching as they vanish beneath your feet. It’s realizing that limits are all too often of our own making and if we would only let go, there’s no telling how far the road could take us.
This is the sport I’ve grown to love – the adventure that has altered the course of my life and taught me that no dream is too big. Now, it’s time to see where the journey will take us next. @madetotriumph
Ironman Louisville, 2017
Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, 2017
Ironman Monterrey 70.3, 2016
Ironman Augusta 70.3, 2015
Primary Discipline: triathlons, running
Papa John 10 miler: 28th (30-34)
Tri Louisville: 1st (30-34)
Chattanooga 70.3: 32nd (30-34)
Ohio 70.3: 20th (30-34)
Papa John 10 Miler
Cardinal Sprint Tri
Disciplines: Triathlon, Running, Mountain Biking and Trail Racing
Derby MiniMarathon – 10th (top 5%) AG
Tri Louisville Olympic – 2nd place AG
Ironman Ohio 70.3 – top 20% AG
Ironman Louisville – top 25% AG
Disney Marathon – top 5% AG
Tri Louisville Olympic – 5th AG
Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 – top 20% AG
Ironman Ohio 70.3 – top 10% AG
Ironman Chattanooga – top 20% AG
Tecumseh Trail Marathon – top 10% Overall
Plans for 2018: Xterra, trail races, olympic/sprint triathlons
62 year old Ironman triathlete. I’ve been doing tris since my first is 1985. This year doing Ohio 1/2, Chattanooga 1/2 Wisconsin full & Louisville full in addition to a handful of sprints and oly
Triathlete and Trail Runner.
I love both and will be doing my first ultra trail race this spring! In the middle of triathlon season I am a full on triathlete then when the cold comes I love the transition back to trail running and I of course cross train in winter with swim, bike, yoga, and strength. I also still do a few Tri’s in winter one indoor I like up here in Schaumburg and of course the Headfirst winter tri’s.
I completed Ironman Louisville this year and am 90% in for next year.
I love sprints and Olympic distance too and can occasionally win my age group in those. I’m also shooting for a sub 20 minute 5K, I need to shave 23 seconds off to get there. Maybe one day!
Bio: I enjoy supporting my soul mate in her life endeavors including Ironman.
Races: 1 Olympic, 1 half, 1 full, 2 marathons
Primary Discipline: Triathlon
70.3 World Championships x2
140.6 x 12
70.3 – lost count… 25+
AWA Gold – multi year
Goal: return to Kona
Qualified for the World Championship in all 3 distances, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6
Sport: Category 2 Mountain Bike, Category 4 Cyclocross
Race Resume: Gravel Grovel, 3rd Place Single Speed (2017); OVCX, 3rd Place Overall Single Speed (2017); Leadville 100 MTB Finisher (2016); Ironman Louisville Finisher (2014)
Accomplishments: Started racing triathlons in 2012 as way to stay in shape and satisfy my competitive drive. Completed Ironman Louisville in 2014 and began transitioning to dirt with Cyclocross and Mountain Bike racing. Entered several raced in the Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series (OVCX) in 2014 and began competing in local cross-country mountain bike races in 2015. In 2016, added endurance mountain bike racing to my resume and completed the Leadville 100 MTB Race. In 2017, ditched the gears in favor of single speed for both cyclocross and mountain bike racing. Looking forward to challenging the mind and body with more single speed endurance mountain bike racing in 2018.
Primary Discipline: Triathlete
3 Time IRONMAN Louisville Finisher
2 Time Chicago Lieftime Triathlon Finisher
3 Time Bourbon Chase Finisher
Multiple 70.3 Finishes
I am a relative newcomer to endurance sports. In high school and college I was a strength athlete. I have been racing Triathlon since 2009 and Duathlon since 2013. Although I enjoy both, Duathlon is my specialty. I competed in Duathlon Age Group Nationals in St. Paul Minnesota in 2014 and the Duathlon Age Group World Championships in Adelaide, Australia in 2015.
Primary Disciplines: running, sleep
2016 IM70.3 Austin Finisher
2016 Bourbon Chase
2017 Cardinal Sprint – 3rd in AG
2017 Bowling Green Sprint – 20th overall
I started triathlon in 2009 as a way to lose some of the weight I’d picked up over the years and fell in love with the sport. Since then I’ve competed in a few races each year.
Primary Discipline: Triathlete
3rd Place 2015 Rev3 National AG Championship
5x Ironman 140.6 Finisher
6x Ironman 70.3 Finisher
2017 Ironman 140.6 All World Athlete
2017 Ironman 140.6 All Nation Athlete (USA)
2015 USAT National AG Championship Finisher
2016 & 2017 USAT National AG Championship Qualifier
Multiple Age Group Victories @ Sprint & Olympic Distance Races
Fun Fact: I earned 2x 1st Place AG Finishes on a single day in 2 different triathlons.
Primary disciplines: Running (trail and road), Triathlon
I started off as a swimmer back in high school, then picked up running in college to keep up fitness. After staying in the 5k to half marathon distance range for awhile, I ran my first marathon in 2013 and now have completed 10 marathons with a personal best of 2:56 in 2016’s Kentucky Derby Festival marathon. After moving to Louisville in 2014, I started competing in triathlons and finished Ironman Louisville twice (2016 and 2017) with a personal best of 10:31. Overall, I enjoy discovering and staying active with any kind of endurance activity and recently picked up mountain biking.
Rikus van Zyl
Primary Discipline: Triathlon
Race bio: UofL Triathlon and Cycling Club
Road – 1st Long Run park – Cat 5
3rd Purdue Road Race – Cat 5
Tri – 3rd Overall – Taylorsville Sprint
CX – 1st Harbin Park – Cat 5
2nd Bloomingcross – Cat 5
1st Promotion Cross – Cat 5
What can I say….. I’m hooked on Triathlons. Triathlons of any distance. The opportunity to push myself past my limits and see others do the same is very rewarding. The following are the events I have been fortunate to compete and finish:
Primary Discipline: Triathlon / Cycling
– Ironman Florida 2017
– Ironman Louisville 2017
– Ironman Ohio 2017
– VOA Triathlon 2017
– Flying Pig Half Marathon 2017
– Tri 4 Joe 2017
– Ironman Louisville 2016
– Ironman Muncie 2016
– VOA Triathlon 2016
– Flying Pig Half Marathon 2016
– Tri 4 Joe 2016
– HFP Portage Lakes Triathlon Championships 2015
– HFP Deer Creek Fall Challenge Triathlon
– HFP Caesar’s Creek Triathlon 2015
– Mason Triumphant Triathlon 2015
– Flying Pig 2015
– HFP Fit Triathlon Series 2014
– HOPE Century Ride 2014
– Pensacola Sprint Triathlon 20140-
I fell in love with road cycling in 2012. It all started with a 180mi two day ride to raise money for cancer research and road racing for a year. After winning my first and only all female duathlon in 2015, I decided to try triathlon. I have completed four Olympic triathlons in the past year, placing in top 2-5 in my AG for each and have had a blast! Going forward in 2018, I will be competing in Chattanooga IM 70.3 in May. I hope to do olympic distance TriLouisville and Derby City TriFecta again this summer. Though I consider road cycling my main discipline, mountain biking has recently become my new two wheel fun. Someday I might get back to road racing and try a mtb race or two. Yay bikes!
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