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...

2020 Member Spotlight – Jen Green

2020 Member Spotlight – Jen Green

How did you get involved in triathlons? After I lost about 70 of 100lbs, I met a fellow DC Tri Club member, Jeff Halper, at a neighborhood back to school party. He had written a race report about the Philly Tri and I was just so curious about it. He happened to be just as....

Amanda Melillo on SwimRun

Amanda Melillo on SwimRun

How did you get into SwimRun? I love swimming and used to do a lot of trail running when I lived in upstate NY. SwimRun gave me a great opportunity to combine these 2 activities I love, while getting to enjoy it with a friend (SwimRun is a team sport). Do you have any advice....

2020 Member Spotlight – Dan Edwards

2020 Member Spotlight – Dan Edwards

How did you get involved in triathlons? I would have to blame my brother David and my friend Todd. David was a huge cyclist always talking about how great cycling is, etc., and pushing me to get a bike and ‘go for a ride!’ Once I finally bought a bike, Todd went on a long....

2020 Member Spotlight – Raniel Hidalgo

2020 Member Spotlight – Raniel Hidalgo

How did you get involved in triathlons? My initial inspiration came on a lazy afternoon while watching the Kona Ironman World Championships on TV. I recall being impressed with the slow motion footage showcasing the athletes, their cool looking aero bikes, and the sheer determination to grind thro...

2020 Member Spotlight – Irenaeus (Lee) Malatesta

2020 Member Spotlight – Irenaeus (Lee) Malatesta

How did you get involved in triathlons? I was a couch potato up until I was in my thirties. My dad died at the age of 54 from heart disease. When I told that to my doctor, she told me that I needed to start exercising, so I started running. I hated it but I....

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheryl and Matt Romeo

2020 Member Spotlight – Sheryl and Matt Romeo

How did you get involved in triathlons? We got started in triathlons after doing the Honolulu Marathon. We hadn’t a clue about training, it was hot, and we couldn’t even keep up with the guy who was running the race while carrying and playing a tuba. When we got home an Ironman pal of ours....

2020 Member Spotlight – BJ Shannon

2020 Member Spotlight – BJ Shannon

 How did you get involved in triathlons? Several years ago, I had a running injury and was only allowed to swim, so I really focused on that for a couple months. After all the effort, I decided I should try a triathlon What was your first triathlon? I did the Wisdom Oaks Winery sprint triathlon,....