I started competing in triathlons in 2008, when my neighbor and another friend convinced me that it was a great way to stay in shape without going to the gym anymore.  I was running and swimming a bit already, and when my buddy gave me a good deal on one of his sweet bikes, I couldn't pass it up.  I went to sign up for the Malibu Classic distance (.5 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 4 mile run) but it was already sold out.  Then I saw that Malibu was launching an Olympic distance (.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) that year and I figured if I was going to do this thing, then let's go for it.  I love the training and competition, and I have raced every year since, recording my personal best last year taking home a fifth place medal in my division.

I'm not sure if the Ironman distance does anything for me, but the 70.2, the half-Ironman peaks my interest a bit, so we'll see what happens with that in the future.

Casting required an audition tape (on right) of us doing all of the disciplines, so they knew what they were getting before they cast the roles. 

Now that I am getting paid for this, does that make me a professional triathlete?  I'm putting that on my resumé…


LOCATION: Castaic Lake, CA

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