Leslie KnibbJanuary, 2019
I’ve been enjoying triathlons on and off for the last 27 years, having been recruited by an old boyfriend to try Mrs. T’s Pierogies’ Chicago Triathlon in 1992. Working full-time limited my training and racing to sprints and Olympic-distance tris, but adhering to the adage, “when you can’t go faster, go longer”, I moved up to 70.3 and Ironman distances. I also started coaching in 2012 and worked with adults and for three years, some local elite youth (ages 13-15) and junior (16-19yrs old) triathletes, and worked (2014-2018) for the
USAT Mid-Atlantic paratriathlon committee, supporting local Paratri athletes and launching a race series in 2017.
I’m excited to get more involved with DC Tri, volunteering at IM Maryland in 2018 and joining the elite team for 2019.
Location: Originally from Detroit, MI, I’ve been a DC resident for 20 years, now.
Years of Racing: on and off for 27 years
Strengths: Love the swim, love the bike, the run is necessary for finishing.
Favorite race: all of them for different reasons, learning more from the defeats
Goals for 2019: improve on the bike, keep working on the swim and running injury-free
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite food: spinach
Favorite thing when not S-B-R: yoga
- Kinetic Half
- Mont-Tremblant 70.3