I am an accidental triathlete. I started my athletic career as a middle distance runner and earned myself an athletic scholarship to Boston University (SMG ’00) where I qualified for the NCAA championships on two separate occasions. In 2008, an injury forced me to temporarily give up running. At that time the University tri Club invited me to train with them and I started swimming and cycling to keep fit. At the ripe age of 35, I learned proper swimming techniques. In 2011, I got back into training and after three months of hard work she qualified for the World Championships in China (but didn’t go) as well as the European Championships in Israel.
The rest is the stuff of legend as they say:
- I’ve excaped from Alcatraz in 2011
- I won the European Championships in Eilat over the Sprint Distance in 2012
- Qualified for and raced the World Duathlon Championships in Nancy
- Won Silver at the European Sprint-Duathlon Championships in 2013
- Qualified for and raced the World Triathlon Championships in London 2013
- Qualified and raced the European Triathlon Championships in Kitzbühel in 2014
- Won a Bronze Medal at the British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships in my first attempt at the distance
November 2013 to November 2014 was my Celebration Year, where I celebrated physical activity and life through a challenge a month and which culminated in my first marathon. I was a very special year and I hope to make 2015 just as great!