Why did you decide to start triathlon training? What was your why?
I started trading in 1976 to lose the weight I gained during a long rehab period for a broken ankle in 1975, my junior year of high school.
What year did you start?
Were you athletic growing up? If so, what sports did you play?
I play baseball and football, I was at best average at football and an above-average baseball player.
What was your favorite race or your greatest achievement? (Could be running or Tri.)
20 full marathons
2 full Ironman’s
7 half Ironman
1 8-hour endurance run (32 miles)
My favorite race was Ironman Arizona.
What were some of the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
I battled cancer from 2008 – 2016
What are your plans for the year?
I was planning the Mackinac Island Swim but was sidelined with a blockage of my right coronary artery 4 weeks prior. I’ve posted it since it was repaired when they found 80% blockage.
Tell me about yourself. Are you married? Children? Ages? What do you do for a living?
Married 32 years, two kids 32 and 30, and one grandchild. I’m a USAT-certified coach and corporate executive.