FEATURED ATHLETE, DECEMBER 2019 – MATTHEW BUONGIORNO

Matt and started working with D3 Coach Dave Sheanin a little over a year ago and Dave shared that Matt has made huge gains as a triathlete during that time.  He came in with a goal to go sub-5 at a 70.3…

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Featured Athlete, November – Elyse Sitomer

This story will amaze you with examples of desire, determination, and discipline.  The life lessons we learn from training and racing are incredible in and of themselves, but when you overlay that with a car accident and subsequent major trauma,…

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Featured Athlete, October 2018 – Phillip Lemmons

Throughout his triathlon journey, Phillip has embraced ‘the process’ with great energy and enthusiasm shares his coach, Brad Seng.  From his early years racing with the CU triathlon team to the present, Phillip has always been a true “team” player…

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Featured Athlete, September 2018 – Carla Laukka

Coach Jim nominated Carla Laukka for our Featured Athlete Spotlight and we are glad to recognize her for three reasons (and so many more): her achievements this season (shaving 29 minutes off her 70.3 time!), her consistency and commitment to her…

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Featured Athlete of the Month June 2018: Monica Stratton

Monica Stratton has a diverse athletic background, but triathlon has become her passion. She balances her time between a physically demanding job, caring for her father, and finding the time to train. The Sacramento native now calls San Diego home…

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Featured Athlete of the Month June 2018: Nic Cumings

This month’s featured athlete of the month Nic Cumings is like many triathletes- balancing work and family with the demands of training for triathlons when he can. The former Marine is married with three kids and has the physically and…

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Featured Team D3 Athlete, April 2018 – Jay Klein

We get the privilege of coaching some very amazing athletes.  Athletes who dig deep in their training to reach their goals.  Athletes who overcome adversity to cross the finish line strong.  Athletes who juggle crazy schedules in order to make…

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Athlete of the Month, Jan. 2018 – Onyanga Dean

This month’s D3 Athlete is Onyanga Dean, a Californian who has overcome the odds to succeed in the sport he loves. From a misdiagnosed heart condition to a cramping issue that just won’t quit, Dean has the dedication and determination…

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Athlete of the Month, November 2017 – Dave Donoghue

Coach Mike met Dave in person, for the first time, in 2001 in Panama City Beach. Mike was in his 2nd year of full-time coaching and Dave was racing his first IM.  Mike had written a 20-week training plan for…

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Athlete of the Month, October 2017 – Casey Fleming

Coach Laura nominated Casey Fleming as our athlete of the month for a number of reasons.  She wants to be the best athlete she can be, but more importantly, she has an understanding of the hard work and the passion that…

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Athlete of the Month, September 2017 – Kristine Reinhardt

I can say with certainty, once you read this athlete story you’ll believe you can do more.  More of everything and anything.  We are proud to recognize Kristine Reinhardt as the D3 Athlete of the Month. In the words of Coach…

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Athlete of the Month, August 2017 – Tasi Karabinis

Consistent training and following the plan is a sure sign of race day success.  And that is why we are turning the spotlight on Tasi Karabinis!   His coach, Jim Hallberg, said that not only is Tasi committed to his training, he…

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