About

First Triathlon: Tri at Baxter Sprint, Fort Mill, SC June 19th, 2010

Age: 45-49

Home: Fort Mill, SC

Family: Wife and two boys

Bike: 2015 Quintana Roo PRsix (Green Lightning)


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History: My neighbor got my into tri's.  He had done several iron distance races and let me borrow a road bike to train on in 2010.  I did four triathlons that year, and now the bug did bit me.  I've been a runner all my life.  I ran Div. II in college.  I've really gotten into the biking, but still struggle with the swim.

In 2010 I just did sprints.  In 2011 my focus was on the Olympic distance.  In 2012 I focused on the Half distance.  I really like that distance as compared to the Oly distance, the swim is only 30% longer, but the run and the bike are more than double.

2013 was my "Championship" Year with the Boston Marathon, Ironman 70.3 World Championships and the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships.  In 2014, I completed my first full Ironman in at the Inaugural Ironman Chattanooga.  In 2015 I competed at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua Kona Hawaii.

In 2016, I refocused on the Half Iron distance, and I've qualified to race in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Career Highlights
2010
3rd Overall Lenoir, NC Sprint

2011
1st AG Rev3 South Carolina Olympic

2012
3rd AG Ironman Augusta 70.3
2nd AG Rev3 Florida Half

2013
1st Overall Baxter Sprint
Raced Ironman 70.3 World Championships at Lake Las Vegas
3rd AG Rev3 South Carolina Half

2014
2nd AG Ironman Raleigh 70.3
1st Overall Atomic Man Half
9:29 at Ironman Chattanooga, Qualified for Ironman World Championships in Hawaii

2015
3rd AG Challenge Knoxville Half
3rd AG Ironman Eagleman 70.3
10:15 at Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii

2016
2nd AG Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 (9th Overall Non Pro)
Qualified for 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships at IM Muncie 70.3

2017
2nd AG Ironman Chattanooga 70.3
Qualified for 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships at IM Boulder 70.3

I Corinthians 9:24 "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize"

I Corinthians 15:57 "But Thanks be to God! He gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Hebrews 12:1 "And let us Run with Endurance, the Race God has set before us."

2nd Thessalonians 3:8-10 "8 We did not eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."

"I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me." 
From "The Rider" by Tim Krabbé 1978