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I have always been a typical type “A” person with a need to stay active. In addition to my occupation as an airline mechanic, I have been a team member of an ARCA stock car team and raced hare scrambles on my dirt bikes. When we moved to Georgia in 2010, I was overweight and suffering from an old back injury. We started making lifestyle changes toward better eating habits and exercise. I was not…

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Hola! My name is Andrea. I joined the Atlanta Triathlon Club in 2020. While I'm newer to ATC, I'm no stranger to swim/bike/run. I became an official triathlon finisher after training with Team in Training and the Portland Triathlon Club for the Pacific Crest Triathlon Distance in Sunriver, OR in 2011. Since then, I have traveled the country and the world to complete one 140.6 mile distance race…

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Hi ATC! My name is Viviran - the V is for Victorious! I claim it and believe it. First lesson in becoming a triathlete. You got to believe it for yourself! As a triathlete I learned very quickly doubt gets you nowhere. Either you prepare to finish or accept not trying. (preparation is better than participation). In 11/2019 I was again faced with another challenge. A diagnosis of Triple negative BC…

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Hi ATC! I have been fascinated by triathlons ever since I saw an Ironman race on TV when I was 20, but I really only stumbled into the sport in 2018 when a coworker asked me if I'd ever considered trying one. I told her I'd love to try the sport but I didn't have the gear needed to try one. Her response was to give me everything I needed (bike, helmet, shoes, etc) and then told me there was a…

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My swim struggles are well documented in our club, but the journey started when I was 5 years old. I suffered from severe asthma as a child, which impacted my lung development. My pediatrician prescribed swimming as a form of rehabilitation. I vividly remember my mother taking me to our local YMCA and enrolling me in swim lessons. On that first day, we practiced holding our breath and submerging…

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