Geography: Tristar Athletes Southeast
State: Bethesda, MD
Fun facts: “In my second triathlon ever, I was racing and fundraising for Team Fight which at the time was affiliated with Livestrong. Lance Armstrong was racing too - him the half iron, me the Olympic distance. When I was running, I heard someone coming up behind me and then I felt this tap on my lower back (like a come on, you got this). I looked to my left and there he was...Lance Armstrong saying “let’s go team fight” and giving me a little morale boost. You bet a found a little speed to run with him...for about 10 feet. Lol.”
my fun fact is always that I do triathlons but that’s not a fun fact here! Interesting things about me...I love to ski. I got 29 days in last year in Utah which isn’t too shabby for this east coaster. I’m also a speed demon on the slopes. I hit 71.9mph this year!”
Coaches Note: Samantha has one of the strongest indoor training regimens on the Wahoo that we have seen. She does an amazing job of working her power sessions and holding a high output on a regular basis - its not wonder she is so strong!
Bio, goals and races, tactics: This fall is shaping up to be aa busy one for Samantha racing IM 70.3 Atlantic City, IM 70.3 Wilmington, and the NYC Marathon.
“Like many other triathletes, the dream is to race the 70.3 world champs and Kona one day. Hoping to break 5:30 this year in a 70.3 (that doesn’t get its swim canceled!).”
Training and racing history and accomplishments: 2 X (and 136/140.6) Ironmans
12 Half Ironmans
USAT Age Group Nationals X 2
4 X age group podiums (sprints)
Trains with a Wahoo Kicrk/Zwift setup to maximize her training time.
racing memory: Most emotional: crossing the finish line of my first Ironman. The sheer magnitude of what I had just accomplished was overwhelming.
ELITE Tristar Athletes team member for two years.