2020 Member Spotlight – Chelsey Berlin

2020 Member Spotlight – Chelsey Berlin

How did you get involved in triathlons? I think it all dates back to a hip issue that was discovered and diagnosed when I started running frequently in 2012. On the advice of medical professionals, I stopped running for several years (!!!) and filled the void with swimming and spin classes. I boug...

Brian O’Donnell on Zwift

Brian O’Donnell on Zwift

How did you get into Zwift? I first started doing Zwift this off season (around October 2019). I had switched to indoor mode for the winter and I was having a hard time getting motivated to do the GCN training videos on YouTube. I saw an ad for Zwift, decided to test it out, and....

2020 Member Spotlight – Megan Tuncer

2020 Member Spotlight – Megan Tuncer

  How did you get involved in triathlons? I was a pretty competitive soccer player up until college. After a combination of injuries and burnout my freshman year, I decided I needed something different. My parents both did triathlons when they were younger, so I decided “why not” and ...

2020 Member Spotlight – Liz Westbrook

2020 Member Spotlight – Liz Westbrook

How did you get involved in triathlons? In 2012 I was getting into running and taking spin class a lot. Some friends from spin convinced me to come do a metric century ride with them (Trek in the Neck in Cambridge MD) on actual bikes but I didn’t have one. My dad is a cyclist....

2020 Member Spotlight – Kyle Washburn

2020 Member Spotlight – Kyle Washburn

How did you get involved in triathlons? I was in elementary school when I first learned about triathlons. My PE teacher recommended I do an Ironkids event. While I was intrigued, I pursued track and tennis instead. Fast forward 15 years to the inaugural Boston triathlon in 2003. With a race litera...

2020 Member Spotlight – Marisa Harrington

2020 Member Spotlight – Marisa Harrington

How did you get involved in triathlons? I talked with a stranger at Birchmere one night. The bar was out of Kona beer and he said “oh, maybe because today is the Kona Ironman!” He ended up telling me about the club and about NTP. The next year, I joined NTP class of 2014! What....

2020 Member Spotlight – Roy Waters

2020 Member Spotlight – Roy Waters

How did you get involved in triathlons? Triathlon at first was a “climb the mountain, I’m gonna do this once,” LOL. I had always watched Kona Championships for years, and enjoyed the battle of the Titans; Mark Allen and Dave Scott, the dominance of Chrissie Wellington, Marinda Carfrae an...

2020 Member Spotlight – John Fei

2020 Member Spotlight – John Fei

How did you get involved in triathlons? Guess what? I’m one of a few…and I know you’re out there…DC Tri members who don’t really do triathlons. I first got involved with DC Tri back in 2013 when I was swimming at Wilson, saw a bunch of folks with red T-shirts coaching, and asked one of.....

2020 Member Spotlight – Jin Bae

2020 Member Spotlight – Jin Bae

What was your first triathlon? Brambleton sprint. I trained with Bikeshare bikes and rented a bike on race day. Blew out my lungs in the swim and hyperventilated through the whole thing. Very painful. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in a triathlon? Not during a race but, not getting a bi...