I grew up playing baseball and then spent years surfing, bodyboarding, snowboarding, and skating. In 2005 I was ready for a change and another challenge. So I signed up for the Carlsbad Half Marathon in January of 2006. After that I jumped headfirst in to triathlon and the fell in love with offroad racing and Xterra.
For 3 years I focused on Xterra and in 2008 was the Southwest Regional Champion and won the Xterra World Championship in the 30-34 age group in Maui. Worlds in Maui was my last triathlon. I was pretty burned and out and very content with my results. I wanted a break and a new challenge.
Since then I have done a lot. I have raced my bikes a lot. From road racing, mountain bike racing, and cyclocross I have a lot of fun and a bit of success as well. In 2011 I decided I’d finally give triathlon a go. 3 half Ironmans and 2 Ironmans later, including both 70.3 and Ironman world champs, I was ready to step away from triathlon.
After a bit more bike racing and some serious life changed I decided to tackle something that I had always wanted to… Ultra running. In the summer of 2012 I started to focus on running and the more I ran the more I loved it. I did quite a few races before the end of 2012 and now in 2013 after some setbacks I am ready jump back in full force but much smarter.
These days I live a pretty mellow, simple, awesome life. My racing and training fits in perfectly with everything else I have going on and love to do.