Heather ProchnowJune, 2018
Heather grew up a swimmer but was introduced to triathlon in 2007. After doing a couple of sprints, she retired and went to veterinary school where she continued doing road running races. Swayed by peer pressure during a Ragnar race in 2013, she signed up to volunteer for IMWI 2013 and later signed up for IMWI 2014. She has since completed 7 ironmans and hopes to complete 2 more this year. She loves endurance racing – the longer the better – and is known for getting lost during shorter races and training rides/runs. Originally from the flatlands of Illinois, she moved to Virginia in 2015 and has been a member of the Elite team for 3 years.
Date of Birth/Location: June 20; Hinsdale, IL
Years racing: 5
Athletic Background: I swam as a young kid until I graduated from college, but began running in high school to hang with the cute boys.
Strengths on the course: Swimming
Currently on my iPod: Kacey Musgraves, Lindsey Ell, Eric Church
Goals for 2019: Don’t vomit on race day. PR IM run.
Nickname: Please give me an awesome one.
Favorite place to train: Hains Point or wherever Girls Mini Camp takes us!
Relationship status: Co-habitating with a man, dog, and cat.
Little known fact about me: Mildly obsessed with dinosaurs.
More known fact about me: I like to dress up as a dinosaur at races. Give the T-Rex a high five when you see me!
Favorite Races: IM Wisconsin, Monticelloman, Illinois Half-Marathon/Marathon
Favorite Result: IMMD 2017 – hardest I’ve ever fought for a finish and raised money for my friend’s child who sadly, has since passed away.
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking or running: I love true crime and murder stories. I once led a team to a podium finish in Serial Killer Trivia.
Favorite foods: Tacos. Pizza. Chocolate. Lobster.
Other cool bits about me: I fix animals for a living. I love wine. I like the Nats even though they keep breaking my heart. I’m obsessed with reality cooking shows.
Follow me on social media: Instagram (@ironvet2084), Facebook (Heather Prochnow)
2019 Race Schedule:
- Rock n Roll DC Half-Marathon
- Lake James SwimRun
- Monticelloman 70.3
- Ironman Ireland
- Ironman Mont-Tremblant
2018 Race Schedule:
- Illinois Half-Marathon
- Bear Triathlon Olympic Relay (Run)
- Ironman Wisconsin 70.3
- Rev3 Williamsburg 70.3
- Ironman Wisconsin