Meet The Team: Louisville 2013

Two Ironman® races in one day?! In two different countries? That’s ok, TeamEN is representing at both! Louisville looks to be a killer race, with a beautifully laid out course through a truly All-American city. Raceday weather will be partly sunny and HOT, with temps nearing 90*F. Stay hydrated and stick to your plan, and you’ll do great. Here are the members racing at Louisville on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Drew Robinson - Team Endurance NationDrew Robinson

From Prairie Village, KS but currently residing in Clinton, MO. This is my third triathlon season and i’ve enjoyed every bit of it. I come from a football/wrestling background.

My race day goal is to go sub 11:30 and not get wrecked on the bike like I did last year. I was on pace for a sub 12:00 finish but the crash derailed those plans and I finished in 14:05.

 

 


George Jordan - Team Endurance NationGeorge Jordan

I live in Elizabeth City, NC and have been doing triathlon for 7 years. I have been participating in long course tri since 2010. This will be my second year with EN. IM Louisville will be my 5th full iron distance race. My #1 goal as always is to cross the finish line and bypass the medical tent. I am also stoked because I just finished IM Lake Placid and nearly cracked the nutrition code with a PR marathon (4:11). I hope to improve on my time by improving nutrition, pushing the bike leg a teeny weeny bit harder and close with a sub 4 hour marathon.


Kate Kaufer

Hi – I’m Kate from Washington DC. IM LOU 2013 will be my second time at Louisville and second IM overall. I started doing tris in 2008. My first one was a sprint triathlon where it was raining cats and dogs, I had a panic attack in the water and almost quite after 25 meters, and I did just about everything you could possibly wrong — I’ve been hooked on triathlons ever since!!

2013 is my first year training with EN. It’s been quite a learning experience, and I’m happy to have found such an incredibly awesome team.

Am excited and nervous at the same time. I will be needing every bit of EN mojo I can get!!


David Brannon - Team Endurance NationDavid Brannon

Ranger, GA; did my first Sprint as a relay with my daughter in the Fall of 2005…caught the bug and just kept training and racing to stay healthy, have fun and to balance my stress from work. I’m an Anesthesiologist in a rural hospital in NW Georgia. Married for 30 years (as of last week) with one daughter. Active at my local church and abroad with mission trips.

 

 

 


Rickie Richie

I am from Fairhope, Alabama. After letting my weight get up to 287, I took up riding in August of 2011. In February of 2012, I purchased my first pair of running shoes and began a sprint triathlon training program. I complete my first spring triathlon in June of 2012. My goal for IM Louisville is to finish under 14 hours and feel great when I am done.


Craig DiAngelo

Started Triathlon about a year and half ago. Ex rower, husband and dad living in Philadelphia.
This will be my first IM of any sort…so I don’t have any expectations that I’m stressing over. While I have a time I think I would finish, I’m just looking forward to getting out there and put all this training to work.


Danny Dallis - Team Endurance NationDanny Dallis

Lifelong athlete from Tulsa, Ok. A 22 year survivor of Leukemia I began running during treatment as a way to prepare my body for any future battles. After numerous marathons I gave the multi-sport world a try and was immediately hooked. As a principal in an independent oil and gas company travel is required quite a bit. In addition to meeting incredible people with a world of knowledge to share, the benefit of the travel is discovering great places to ride, swim and run that otherwise I would never experience. Louisville will be my first attempt at a full 140.6. My main goal is to finish with more knowledge to improve the next journey.


Frank Mirabella

From Ann Arbor, Michigan by way of Clearwater, FL, Cincinnati, Laconia, NH, Kalamazoo, MI, Milwaukee & most recently Minneapolis.
I will be the “young-gun” in my new age group at 60!! And, looking forward to it. This is my 1st year with EN and I’ve gotten a lot out of it. Louisville will be my 19th IM. As I get older I’ve moved up in the AG placements (less and less competition!!). My goal is to be under
13hrs. Ideally 12:30ish. I am addicted to training and I love the lifestyle!! Hope everyone has a great day!!!


J.T. Thompson - Team Endurance NationJ.T. Thompson

“Come on – Race IM Lou with me – I promise it will be a nice cool day” – so that’s how I got pulled into racing IMLou – and of course it will probably be about 90 degrees – but we’ll make it fun!

Just moved to Boulder Colorado this year. Lot’s of Tri activity here – which is cool – but can also be rather humbling when you see the likes of Craig Alexander or Julie Dibbons in your Tri masters swim class and you realize just how fast and easy they can go… I guess someone has to fill that slow lane to make them look good!

This will be by 3rd EN IM after CDA and Wis last 2 years. Main goal for this race was to hit the fund raising goal of $25,000 with my friends for Wounded Warriors. We made it, but bumped the goal up, so here’s the link to help the cause.

Goal for the race now is of course to “Look Good”, since I figure if you can’t go fast – better go with this goal. Will be out to have fun, race smart, keep the rubber down and whoop it up with the fans. Good luck to all….


Stacey Roberts

From Springfield, Ohio. Have been a runner for 5 years, cyclist for 3 years, still not much of a swimmer. First IM. Goals: 1) Finish 2) Race smart and avoid too many dark places 3) Have fun!

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