Aurora, Colorado | www.ratledge.org
|Bucket List Race||Kona|
I just celebrated the 5 year anniversary of my Achieve Day- 5 years ago I completed my first triathlon on September 21, 2014. I was inspired just weeks earlier after watching my cousin complete the inaugural IM Boulder in 2014. I then got to sherpa for him at IMWC in Kona in 2015. I've been hooked on the sport ever since having now completed 3 Ironmans myself (Canada 2017, Cozumel 2018, Boulder 2019) with a goal to race in Kona by my 50th birthday, most likely via legacy slot. It is time to step it up which is why I'm doing 3 Full Ironman races (Tulsa, Santa Rosa and Cozumel) next year. Since my first triathlon 5 years ago, I make every opportunity to involve myself with the sport... whether that is daily training with my team, racing, supporting teammates, racing or volunteering at local endurance events in the community. I love being an inspiration to other athletes but the best part is that I was able to inspire my 14 year old daughter to get into triathlons. She has completed 12 races and her goal is to toe the line with me someday at a full distance Ironman.