DC Triathlon Club

Daniel Smith

December, 2020

Daniel has been racing triathlon for 5 wonderful years; his first race was the culmination of DC Tri’s 2018 New Triathlete Program: Rev3 Williamsburg. Before competing in triathlons, he played soccer competitively through college, ran cross country in high school, biked around the neighborhood with friends in middle school, and (sort of) learned how to not drown in elementary school. He loves running in Rock Creek, swimming at Wilson Aquatic Center or Marie Reed, and biking in circles around that golf course off Macarthur. He loves people who cheer at races and if he doesn’t bring the party, he’ll at least bring some snacks.

Strengths on the course: Positive internal dialogue.
Goals for 2023: A 70.3 PR and fun, safe racing.
Things I say way too often: “Let’s rip it”, “I want a bike like that”, “Are you sure we got enough food?”, “I think I’m lost”, “That’s lit”
Favorite Post-Workout Music: K-pop
Where to find me at a party: At the snack table or at the store buying snacks
You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life: PB&J
Favorite distance: 70.3
Favorite race: I did IM 70.3 Rwanda last year with another member of the team and it was a special race. A beautiful experience all around.
Favorite cross-training: Soccer, ski touring
Outside of training: I like to read, cook, and travel.
A happy 2022 memory: Finishing 70.3 North Carolina. I caught Covid at the beginning of the summer and struggled to get back to exercising for several months. At the end of this October race, I felt healthy and strong again. It was a big relief and a happy moment.


2023 Race Schedule

  • Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon
  • Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
  • Kinetic Half
  • Blue Ridge 70.3
  • Happy Valley 70.3
  • IMWC 70.3 (Finland)
  • More fun local races!!


2022 Race Schedule

  • Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon
  • Kinetic Half
  • Eagleman 70.3
  • Luray Double
  • Patriot’s Half
  • More fun local races!!