Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been racing triathlon for 3 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....

2020 Member Spotlight – Justin Rowe

2020 Member Spotlight – Justin Rowe

I got involved in Triathlon in 2016. A good friend of mine was diagnosed with Leukemia and the doctors gave him a list of things he shouldn’t do anymore. One of them was endurance racing events, so naturally he signed up for Raleigh 70.3 in 2017. Out of solidarity with him, I said I would......

Jason Sreedhar on Xtreme triathlon

Jason Sreedhar on Xtreme triathlon

What is an Xtreme triathlon? Extreme triathlon is basically a full-distance tri (iron-distance) that involves more extreme conditions. The prototype for extreme triathlon, the Norseman, is basically a full-distance race involving swimming in a fjord (~45ºF), riding up mountains in the wind, and t...

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....