Heather Prochnow
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Heather Prochnow

Heather grew up a swimmer but was introduced to triathlon in 2007.  After doing a couple of sprints, she retired and went to veterinary school where she continued doing road running races.  Swayed by peer pressure during a Ragnar race in 2013, she signed up to volunteer for IMWI 2013 and later sig...

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Holli Finneren
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Holli Finneren

After playing D1 soccer and trying a few months of normal college life, Holli quickly realized she needed a competitive and athletic outlet.  She surprised herself with a 2nd place finish in her first race at the Georgia Southern Sprint triathlon with a borrowed bike and head up swimming.  A year ...

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Joe Munchak
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Joe Munchak

JOE MUNCHAK Joe came to the sport of triathlon from a background of Cross Country and Track in high school and just enough swimming in elementary school to make it across the pool in something resembling freestyle. After a running injury sidelined him in his freshman year of college at Penn State, h...

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Justin Bauer
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Justin Bauer

  Justin completed his first triathlon in 2010 and joined the DC Triathlon Club the following year. He has participated in the club’s Olympic Distance, Half Ironman, and Ironman programs. Justin credits these programs, fellow club members, and his current coach (former Elite Team member ...

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Kelly Lefler
June, 2018  |  BLOG:

Kelly Lefler

Kelly tried several sports growing up before settling on swimming and cross country. She was nowhere near the front of the pack in either, but had fun and continued to do both, occasionally running and 5k or 10k with friends and family and swimming as cross training. After becoming a bike commuter, ...

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Jason Davidson
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson I spent my teenage years as a competitive track and road cyclist, culminating in a qualification for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Cycling Trials. After a long hiatus from endurance sport while earning a Ph.D. and starting an academic career, I ran my first marathon and competed in my first s...

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Connor Williams
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

Connor Williams

Connor got his start in triathlon in 2014 after joining his college triathlon club as a way to meet people. As a high school swimmer and runner, triathlon was something he always wanted to try, and this was the perfect way to get started. Within a year from starting, Connor was competitive within th...

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Leslie Knibb
January, 2019  |  BLOG:

Leslie Knibb

I’ve been enjoying triathlons on and off for the last 27 years, having been recruited by an old boyfriend to try Mrs. T’s Pierogies’ Chicago Triathlon in 1992. Working full-time limited my training and racing to sprints and Olympic-distance tris, but adhering to the adage, “when you can’t ...

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Jess Anderson
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Jess Anderson


Eva Kodouskova
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Eva Kodouskova


Sam Cretcher
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Sam Cretcher


Joe Shields
February, 2020  |  BLOG:

Joe Shields