2022 Member Spotlight – Justin Sanak

2022 Member Spotlight – Justin Sanak

First thing’s first: What is your favorite Beyonce song off the new album? The best thing about Queen Bey is how she takes our aspirations and magnifies them to a scale we hadn’t even dreamed of. Lemonade wasn’t just about winning a breakup; it was about forcing Jay-Z to make her...

2022 Member Spotlight – Charlie Taylor

2022 Member Spotlight – Charlie Taylor

  How long have you been in the DC Tri Club? Why did you join? I joined DC Tri last year after several old soccer teammates of mine starting doing triathlons and posting about their impressive workouts on social media. It made me feel incredibly inadequate, so I wondered if I could take a sta...

2022 Member Spotlight – Mijal Altmann

2022 Member Spotlight – Mijal Altmann

Spotlight on Mijal Altmann: World History Teacher and NTP “Eager Beaver” Home town, and anything about it: Caracas, Venezuela. My family moved when I was 4 and I started Kindergarten here. When you moved to DC and why; Where you currently live: My family moved to the DMV from Venezue...

Natalia Szlarb

Natalia Szlarb

  Age Group /Birth Location: 30-34 / Szczecin, Poland Years Racing: 2 years Athletic Background: A little bit of cross country in high school, but in general, I’ve been always just an enthusiastic trail runner. Strengths on the course: Never having issues with taking sufficient amou...

Julie Billingsley

Julie Billingsley

Julie was a youth and collegiate swimmer.  She branched out into triathlons in 1985, when aero bars looked really funny and sports drinks were in their infancy.  She raced competitively for 5 years, including at the first world championships in Avignon, France, 1989.  Since then four kids, mult...

Trevor Hains

Trevor Hains

Trevor got his start in triathlon in 2021 when he and his endurance loving cousins decided to complete SavageMan 70.0 in memory of his late uncle Rick, who is a SavageMan “legend”. He had seen the Westernport Wall first hand and thought “how hard could that be!”. He completed his first tri...

Erik Guercio

Erik Guercio

Erik has casually been running and biking most of his life and became interested in triathlons after he got bored of just biking and running all the time. He decided to start learning freestyle in 2017 — racing for the first time in the 2018 Escape the Cape Olympic Triathlon — and sinc...

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been racing triathlon for 4 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 w...

Michelle Thorne on Obstacle Course Races

Michelle Thorne on Obstacle Course Races

How did you get into spartan races? I got into OCR (Obstacle Course Races) 5 years ago when I agreed to do a Tough Mudder… and little did I know I was the only woman on my team. It was quite the SHOCKING experience, literally! I swore I would never do the Electric Shock Therapy....