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...

2020 Member Spotlight – Susan Ariel Aaronson

2020 Member Spotlight – Susan Ariel Aaronson

How did you get involved in triathlons? I had done a sprint triathlon in the early 1990s. After my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I felt like I needed a new goal, so I signed up for Reston, an Olympic triathlon. I usually try to do one duathlon, one sprint and one Olympic distance....

2020 Member Spotlight – Bob Brennan

2020 Member Spotlight – Bob Brennan

How did you get involved in triathlons? In the late 1990s, I started doing the Masters Swimming program at Hains Point. Through that I started doing Open Water swimming, but I also met a lot of triathletes. Triathlon sounded really awesome, but I had one small problem – I didn’t know how to ri...

2020 Member Spotlight – Meghan Tighe

2020 Member Spotlight – Meghan Tighe

How did you get involved in triathlons? I’m a lifelong runner but have never been interested in running more than a 10 mile race. I grew up riding my bike around my town and swimming at our public pool. When I moved to DC, I joined a running group and mentioned to someone that I’d....

2020 Member Spotlight – Laurie Penland

2020 Member Spotlight – Laurie Penland

How did you get involved in triathlons? I was going through a divorce and needed a mind-numbing, endorphin-boosting, distraction. When I moved to DC, I discovered the DC Tri Club. I did NTP, then ODP, and found the training regimen to be just what I needed to power through my emotional stuff. What...