How did you first get interested in multisport?
After years for playing soccer my body was starting to take a beating, so in 2005 I decided to take a break and train for my first marathon. During that time, I started dating my now wife who was involved in the DC Triathlon community. I loved both the training and the new challenge.
Which sport do you enjoy the most?
Ever since I was a little kid, I have always enjoyed cycling. We used to go “ride bikes” every day. However, in the past few years I have really have come to love trail running and find myself looking forward to that time in the trails.
Any embarrassing stories you'd like to share?
Maybe not so embarrassing but more enlightening. I recently took a Wilderness First Responder class. One of the scenarios was to played the role of a dehydrated trail runner in an endurance event. As it turned out, I am no stranger to that situation. The other members of the assessment team seemed confused when they were asked how they would know when I was properly hydrated. I offered up (maybe too quickly) "When I've been in the medical tent in the past, they usually let me go after I am able to pee again." I received an A+ for that lesson.
What is your most triumphant moment during a multisport event?
I have never been one to triumph over accomplishments in what is essentially a recreation. I do thoroughly enjoy the challenge and training process, but most of all the personal insight you gain from pushing yourself past you the point you ever thought possible. Standing on the podium is pretty cool too.
Tell us something that most people don't know about you.
I spent 3+ years after college as a full-time volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I had the opportunity to live in Georgia, Texas, California, South Dakota, Hungary, and Korea while building and supervising the construction of houses. You'll have to buy me a beer to hear about some of the adventures we found ourselves in while working in the worst neighborhoods of some fantastic places.