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Karl Bordine

Karl Bordine
<p><b>Hometown:</b> Rochester MI</p> <p><b>Residence:</b> Carlsbad CA</p> <p><b>Career Highlights:</b></p> <p>1st San Diego International Triathlon<br /> 1st USA Cycling Elite National Time Trial<br /> 1st USA Cycling Maters National Crit<br /> Multiple California State Championships<br /> 1st San Diego Classic Triathlon</p> <p><b>Personal Bio:</b></p> <p>Started my cycling career because my brother asked me to ride across the United States. I told him no, but the following year I asked him and we did. My training for the ride was training and racing in the Little 500 at Indiana University, which I raced in twice. <br /> After college I moved to Chicago for 2 years and got my CPA. I loved my job, but did not want to look back at my life and say, "I wish I would have given professional cycling a try when I was young." I move to the San Diego area that fall. <br /> I raced for a few years then was a professional for two years. Then back to a local team on which I won the USA Cycling Elite National Time Trial Championship and Masters Crit National Championship.<br /> After that, I was looking for something new. My wife was pushing triathlon so I did a local race and had a blast winning my age group. I was hooked. I year later I raced Clearwater 70.3 World Championships and received my professional license 1.5 years after my first triathlon.</p> <p><b>How did you first get into triathlons?</b></p> <p>My wife.</p> <p><b>What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?</b></p> <p>Turkey Tri in San Dimas, CA. Won my age group.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite race?</b></p> <p>Wildflower is awesome because of the atmosphere.<br /> Love the venue and late start of Boise.<br /> Favorite though...has to be all the ones that I can sleep in my own bed the night before...California, Encinitas, SDIT, San Diego Classic.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite workout?</b></p> <p>Wednesday ride through Camp Pendleton. I even like it better when we have a tailwind.</p> <p><b>What are your favorite Zoot products and why?</b></p> <p>Big fan of the running shoes. Race in the very comfortable Ultra Speed and do a lot of training in the Ultra TT. The OTEC is moving up in training miles too. <br /> <br /> CompressRx...I don't know what life what like with out them. I have killed my legs to the point I really don't think I am going to be able to move the next day. However, putting the tights on right after the workout, I am good to go the next day. I wear the sock on all my medium to long runs. For travel, I switch, usually based on the weather, between socks and tights, but it is a must in my book.<br /> <br /> Tri Bag...Race morning is that little bit easier knowing everything is packed so nicely in the bag. Fits everything. Comfortable to wear.</p> <p><b>What is your proudest accomplishment?</b></p> <p>My two daughters.</p> <p><b>What motivates you?</b></p> <p>Improvement. I don't think I am at the top of my game yet.</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race meal?</b></p> <p>Short race...bowl of cereal, banana and half a coke.<br /> Long race...bowl of cereal, bowl of oatmeal, banana.</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race ritual?</b></p> <p>Talk to my wife.</p> <p><b>What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?</b></p> <p>Swiss arm knife and electrical tape.</p> <p><b>What are your goals for the 2011 season?</b></p> <p>Be happy that i left everything on the course at the end of my ironman distance race this year.</p> <p><b>Any other information you would like included on your page:</b></p> <p>Thanks to my family for all the support.<br /> Thanks to my other sponsors for their support.<br /> Thanks to everyone that has said "Go Karl!" during a race.</p>

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