2020 Member Spotlight – Jason Sreedhar

2020 Member Spotlight – Jason Sreedhar

How did you get involved in triathlons? Honestly I couldn’t really tell you what initially put the thought in my head. I grew up playing soccer and basketball, but that was pretty recreational by the time I hit college. When I was about 22, I found myself wanting to be competitive again and look...

2020 Member Spotlight – Elise Serbaroli

2020 Member Spotlight – Elise Serbaroli

How did you get involved in triathlons? I first got the idea about doing a triathlon in my head in 2014, when I was taking a gondola up to Quito’s volcano, Pichincha. There were two people in the gondola with us who had just completed the Galapagos triathlon. I thought that was the coolest thing...

Conversations Over Dinner

Conversations Over Dinner

Dinner #1 – August 17, 2020 Of course on the first dinner of my idea for “Conversations over Dinner”, I said: “let’s meet out front of the restaurant and we can decide if we want to go there or somewhere nearby” and then a monsoon descended on the area right at the meetup time, so....

2020 Member Spotlight – Adam Ruben

2020 Member Spotlight – Adam Ruben

I was divorced in 2012-13 and accelerated my casual running and biking to keep myself sane. As I thought about my post-divorce life, in my early 40s, I thought I wanted to be closer to young and fit rather than old and sedentary. A non-obviously athletic friend posted on Facebook about her first t...

2020 Member Spotlight – Louise Twining-Ward

2020 Member Spotlight – Louise Twining-Ward

How did you get into open water swimming? I started open water swimming 10 years ago when a friend at my Masters swim club asked me to join them in a 10-mile swim race across Lake Memphremagog from the US to Canada and back – the Kingdom Swim. Before that summer, swimming more than 500....

2020 Member Spotlight – Troy Adkins

2020 Member Spotlight – Troy Adkins

How did you get involved in triathlons? I’d been a runner for a couple of years just for health and fun.  Nothing competitive though.  I like to challenge myself to be a better athlete and to try new things.  Several years ago, a friend invited me to a TriOut happy hour and after meeting a...

2020 Member Spotlight – Cheng Lee

2020 Member Spotlight – Cheng Lee

How did you get involved in triathlons? I signed up for the Central Park Triathlon in 2017 with some friends from my running club who were also triathletes . Unfortunately I had a bike crash a few months before the race and had to miss it. I try to set a new challenge for myself....

2020 Member Spotlight – Emily-Anne Patt

2020 Member Spotlight – Emily-Anne Patt

What was your first triathlon? Nations Tri in 2012(?). That one time the swim wasn’t cancelled. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in a triathlon? I definitely got a 5 minute drafting penalty at IM70.3 Viriginia going uphill in the rain passing someone who was doing the sprint-crawl-s...

2020 Member Spotlight – Brian O’Donnell

2020 Member Spotlight – Brian O’Donnell

How did you get involved in triathlons? I had been a competitive swimmer since I was eight years old but I took a break from the sport after I graduated from college in 2012. It was a much needed break since I had not taken more than a week or two off from the sport....