Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Residence: Fountain Hills, AZ
2007 Ironman World Championships- 9:40:28, 28th in M35-39
2009 Ironman Arizona- 9:20:14, 3rd in M40-44
2010 Deuces Wild Half IM- 4:31:32, 1st Overall
2011 Iron Gear Olympic- 2:04:41 3rd Overall, 1st Age Grouper Overall
2011 Tempe International Triathlon- 2:04:14, 2nd Overall
I am a married 42 year old living in Fountain Hills Arizona. I have beenn a competitive age group triathlete for 6 years now and I am the son of a previous multiple age group world record holder in Kona during the 1980's, my Mom.
5 things we should know about you:
I am a huge STAR WARS and sci-fi fan.
I build and collect models and props from sci-fi films.
My wife Jamie is also a triathlete.
I have two awesome golden retrievers named Chip and Dexter.
My Mom was an age group Ironman World Champion as well as World Record holder during the 1980's. She raced her last Ironman in 1999 at Ironman Florida in under 12 hours at age 57.
How did you first get into triathlons?
Actually I started late, I only did my first triathlon when I was 36 and had moved to Arizona from Connecticut. I was looking to do more cross training.
What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?
My first triathlon was the 2006 Tempe International Triathlon where I finished in 2:24 and was 3rd in my AG.
What is your favorite race?
Ironman World Championships Kona, HI.
What is your favorite workout?
What are your favorite Zoot products and why?
The shoe's have become my favorite, especially the new Kalani's. They are the perfect blend of comfort and performance. Also the new Prophet wet suit is amazing.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Qualifying for Kona at my first Ironman, the 2007 Ironman Arizona, where I finsihed in 9:43, 4th in M35-39, and less then one year from my very first triathlon. Also being selected for the ZOOT Ultra Team.
What motivates you?
I love the consistency of training, it's all I need to get out the door.
What is your pre-race meal?
What is your pre-race ritual?
I don't really have one.
What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?
My little figure of Yoda.
What are your goals for the 2011 season?
Qualifying for and competing at the 70.3 World Championships in Henderson NV.
Events you are racing in this season:
Ironman 70.3 Vineman (July 17)
Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11)
Iron Gear Olympic Triathlon, 5/7/11
Tempe International Triathlon, 5/15/11
Deuces Wild Half, 6/4/11
Still to race:
Mountain Man Olympic Triathlon, 8/14/11
Nathans Olympic Triathlon, 9/25/11
Soma Half, 10/23/11, maybe..