DC Triathlon Club

Sophia Kaounas

January, 2019

Sophia first tried her hand at Triathlon in 2016 by committing to SavageMan’s Sprint in Deep Creek Lake, MD.  After managing to qualify for USAT’s Age Group Nationals with her first go-around in the sport, she was hooked.  In 2017 Sophia competed in just two races due to injury, but made 2018 her year by competing in 6 (4 Olys and 2 HIMs) triathlons and a variety of running races, including the prolific Marine Corps Marathon.  Having never been a part of a team per say, Sophia couldn’t be more excited to race with the DCTC Elite Team and proudly represent DC Triathlon Club for the 2019 race season.  She looks forward to being challenged by and training with her teammates, promoting the overall good of Triathlon and DCTC, and smashing some personal bests this season.  Let’s go!

Date of Birth/Location:  January 9; Brookings, South Dakota

Years Racing: 1.5

Height: 5’6”

Athletic Background: I’m a ballerina!

Strengths on the course: Cycling, dialed in race day nutrition (ALSO POST RACE FOODS), and espousing words of encouragement to teammates and friends.

Family Status:  I cohabitate with the cutest Holland Loop rabbit in the world.  His name is Bun B.

Nickname: Soph

Goals for 2019:  Refine my swim stroke, continue honing in on my running capabilities, conquer the SavageMan’s Westernport Wall, 3:35 Chicago Marathon.

Favorite Place To Train: Hains Point/National Mall, Custis Trail, Skyline Drive, Deep Creek Lake, MD.

Favorite Race Distance: 70.3

Favorite Race: ToughMan New York

Favorite Race Result: Placing 3rd OAF @ ToughMan NY, behind 2 professional athletes.

Favorite thing when not swimming, biking or running:  Yoga, hangin’ in my hammock, and tossing a frisbee or football.

Fun Fact:  I spend what free time I do have guiding blind athletes through runs, rides on tandem bikes, and triathlon.  I am lucky enough to also be a member of the District Taco Racing Team #tacosquad

Social Media: Instagram – skaounas  Facebook – Sophia Kaounas

2019 Race Schedule

  • Rock N’ Roll ½ Marathon, DC
  • Rumpus in Bumpass – Olympic
  • Virginia 70.3
  • Escape The Cape
  • Colonial Beach Festival – Olympic
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Sprint & Olympic
  • Reykjavík ½ Marathon
  • SavageMan Triple
  • Chicago Marathon