DC Triathlon Club

Sophia Kaounas

January, 2019

Sophia first tried her hand at triathlon in 2016 by way of SavageMan’s Sprint distance triathlon in Deep Creek Lake, MD.  With next to zero relevant athletic experience, she trained hard for about a month and managed to qualify for USAT’s Age Group Nationals at her inaugural race and was hooked.  The rest *dramatic pause* is history.

Sophia couldn’t be more excited to race with the Elite Team for a 4th season and proudly represent DC Triathlon Club for the 2023 race season.  She looks forward to being challenged by and training with her teammates, promoting the overall good of triathlon and DCTC, and (safely) smashing some personal bests.

Age Group / Birth Location: 30-34 / Brookings, South Dakota
Years Racing: 4
Strengths on the course: Cycling!  Also espousing words of encouragement to teammates and friends on the race course.
Nickname: Soph!
Goals for 2023: Top priority is staying healthy! I’d also like to PR my half marathon, qualify for IronMan’s 70.3 World Championship by way of Virginia’s 70.3 in Blue Ridge, try my hand at a couple of duathlons, and race Ironman Lake Placid competitively enough to earn a Kona slot. Last but not least, I’ve got myself a new triathlon bike that I’m eager to get dialed in and race ready. Super excited for this.
Favorite Place To Train: Anacostia River Trail & Skyline / Topanga State Park, CA
Favorite Race Distance: 70.3
Favorite Race: SavageMan! Rest in Peace.
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking or running:  I love practicing yoga and being outside.  You can find me hanging in my hammock, roller blading, tossing a frisbee or football around, camping and hiking, running along the beach just to get slammed by a wave, etc. etc.  I also love baseball, “Let’s go Nats!”.  Lastly, I love cooking for friends and/or family.  Come to my table!  I’d be happy to have you.
Fun Fact:  I almost missed the deadline to submit my updated bio
Other stuff you wanna talk about?  Yes, thank you for asking!  I am a road cyclist District Taco Racing.  You’ll find me out and about in Taco kit at most MABRA races as well as a couple notable stage races listed below.
Social Media:  Instagram – skaounas

2023 Race Schedule

  • Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon
  • Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
  • Rumpus in Bumpass
  • Brookings Marathon
  • Killington Stage Race
  • Virginia Blue Ridge 70.3
  • Ironman Lake Placid
  • Waterman’s Half
  • Green Mountain Stage Race

2022 Race Schedule

  • Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon
  • Rumpus in Bumpass
  • Brookings Marathon
  • Armed Forces Classic
  • Poconos Half
  • Tour of America’s Dairyland
  • Ironman Lake Placid
  • Green Mountain Stage Race