The GA Veterans Sprint Triathlon may very well be one of RCTC’s favorite race each year and the 2017 race delivered in true fashion yet again. The slightly overcast Saturday morning with a light breeze provided excellent racing and spectating conditions. Add to the fun with a little post race barbeque with friends and family and you have a truly memorable race weekend. Congrats to all our 2017 GA Veterans Sprint Finishers!
Brianna Prinsloo, 3rd Overall Female
Martha Sipp Murray, 1st in Age Group
Joy Knop, 2nd Overall Athena
Colin Prinsloo, 3rd Overall Male
Jim Simpson, 1st in Age Group
Lance Parker, 1st in Age Group Continue reading
“My racing accomplishments will never define who I AM, but simply something I can DO. If I lost my legs tomorrow or could never race again my worth would not decrease and my identity would not be shaken because my worth comes from God alone. The character traits of perseverance, consistency, endurance, patience, hopefulness, and diligence are now rooted deep inside me because of the process of training and racing. Courage and boldness have replaced fear and intimidation. I’m so thankful that I can draw from these experiences and apply these lessons to every area of my life.”
I have had the honor and privilege to train with Tiffany over the past several years. We have shared stories and laughter, joy and tears through many miles swam, biked, and run. We have stood side by side at several race starts and hugged through tears at race finishes. I am honored that she was willing to take the time to share her recent and perhaps last long race experience for little while.
In Tiff’s words….
“You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?” – Chris McCormack
One of the beautiful aspects of the sport of triathlon is learning about the WHY. WHY someone wants to take on that challenge, what it means to them, and what their race experience is like. Donica Douglas Williams took on her first IRONMAN 70.3 Florida in Haines City last weekend and was kind enough to share her race experience and a snapshot of her journey to IRONMAN.
From the words of Donica… Continue reading