Alyssa Morrison (CoachAJ)
As a schooled occupational therapist, AJ has been helping people improve their fitness for years. AJ is the founder and head coach of Multisport In Motion. AJ is also a certified USAT Level 2 triathlon coach, USAT youth and junior triathlon coach, US Level 3 Cycling Coach and personal trainer. Building on the experience as a collegiate athlete in track and field, AJ is a seasoned triathlete. She was named to DC Tri Club's Elite Team in 2010 and 2011, as well as the DC Tri Snapple Elite Team in 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the 2009 and 2010 USAT Long Course National Championships, as well as the 2010 Ironman World Championships 70.3.
In addition, AJ represented Team USA at the 2010 ITU Short-Course Dualthon World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. AJ was named USAT Honorable Mention All-American for triathlon in 2010 and 2011. As the coach of DC Tri Club’s Ironman Training Program, AJ looks forward to sharing her knowledge and inspiring others in the DC Triathlon Club. AJ Morrison can be contacted at email@example.com.
Melissa Tallent (mtallent)
My life revolves around my hobbies... when I'm not at work, eating, or sleeping, I'm training, racing, boating, or skiing with friends. I was a member of the DC Tri Club Elite Team in 2010 and a member of the Air Force Triathlon team in 2010, 2011 and 2012. I'm also a Cat 4 cyclist on the Bike Doctor racing team and I'm working on getting my USAT Level 1 coaching certification.
For me, it all began at age 4, when my parents put me on the Sea Hawks swim team... I was more of a mascot really at that point. Fast forward to age 12; turns out I sucked at just about every sport my parents tried to put me in, gymnastics, ballet, soccer, softball, and, well, any sport with a ball really, but in swimming I finally achieved my first "AA" time, and thus began my swimming "career". Fast forward to age 30, I was in a masters swim program, that, like many, had a fair number of triathletes. I marveled at those that had done an Ironman, a whole Ironman! While 2.4 miles of swimming isn't much of a challenge for someone who spent most of their life as a swimmer, I couldn't imagine riding an entire 112 miles, and then running a marathon! I told them they were crazy and I'd never do one... well, never say never. 6 years later I completed Ironman Cozumel.
To this day I still prefer Sprint and Oly to the longer distances, but kudos to you all who are going the distance this season; and to those repeat offenders who love this stuff :)
Kimberley Kruse (fastdogs)
I have been an athlete my whole life. I ran NCAA track and field (400M hurdles) in college, ran 9 marathons (including Boston 5 times); have done countless triathlons including: 5 Ironmans, and 4 Long Course Triathlon World Championships for Team USA. I am currently on Team USA for Long Course Worlds for 2013. I have been USAT All-American and Honorable Mention. I am certified as a personal trainer, Health coach, and triathlon coach. When I am not coaching, training clients, or training myself, I am very involved with Greyhound adoption and pet adoptions.
I feel if one challenges themselves, one will be amazed what they can achieve. I am a case in point with this. I was in a serious bike/car accident (car won). I was unable to walk for months, but with a lot of hard work, I came back and completed my second fastest Ironman.
Patrick Pannett (ppannett)
A definite late comer to the world of triathlon and running. Starting in 2010 with the National Half Marathon, I joined DC Tri that year and did my first triathlon: the SavageMan in Deep Creek Lake.
From there I went on to ChesapeakeMan in 2011 through the first IM program, and the hills of St. George, Utah for the 2012 Ironman. In 2012, I qualified in DC for the 2013 Boston Marathon. I always thought my best leg would be the bike, but it turns out the run is my best practice.
Outside of tris, I work for a tech startup and work with the Red Cross. I'm excited to share my experiences from racing and look forward to racing with everyone at IMLP in 2013.
Lynn Follansbee (seewhatucando)
Lynn has been a member of the DC Tri Club since January 2007. She came to the sport of triathlon as a swimmer and a runner, did her first sprint triathlon in the Spring of 2005, and was immediately hooked. Since then she has raced consistently building to her first Half Ironman in 2007 and her first Ironman at Ironman Wisconsin in 2010.
Her favorite distance is the Half Ironman distance. Lynn plans to return to Ironman in 2014 and looks forward to working with members from all backgrounds and experience levels to achieve their goals together. Lynn is a veteran of the Saturday Indoor Spin Sessions and a volunteer with the AchieveDC Youth Triathlon program. Outside of triathlon Lynn is an attorney and mother of 2 girls. In 2012, Lynn competed in the Kinetic Half, Columbia Triathlon, General Smallwood Triathlon, multiple half marathons and the Steamtown Marathon, qualifying for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Stephanie Brown (dsdiver09)
With a background as a competitive swimmer through college, Stephanie entered her first triathlon in 2005 and has been a member of the DC Tri Club since 2007, when she moved to DC. Last season she decided to finally "go the distance" and finished her first Ironman and will be competing in IM Mont Tremblant this year. She will helping to coordinate the Group Training sessions for the Program this year.
Matt Ferguson (xxx)
Karen Willard (kmwpro)
Karen joined the DC Tri Club for its the New Triathlete Program in 2007 after doing her first mini race the summer before on a borrowed bike. After a somewhat disasterous start to her triathlon career at the New Jersey State Triathlon that summer, she had a great second race that year at Columbia's Iron Girl. 4 bikes, 2 garmins, and countless bottles of GU Rocktane later, she can't imagine a life without swim, bike, run, and post workout snacks with sweaty friends.
Stuart Walker (xxx)
TJ Collins (xxx)