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Athletes of the Month

Molly McGarry

Molly McGarry

What's Your Why? Molly McGarry  My WHY has changed over years when I switched from being a Division One Collegiate rowing athlete to finding a new love and passion for triathlons. The one thing that has remained the same is my love for embracing a challenge. My...

Keith Sime

Keith Sime

What's Your Why? Keith Sime    "I have had the extremely good fortune to be able to live 5 life histories.  And as I have lived these 5 histories, I have been governed by several guiding principles that have stood me in good stead, one of them being - “Be the best you...

Angela Vittori

Angela Vittori

What's Your Why? Angela VittoriAngela has a special place in Why Racing Events' heart. Not only is Angela a talented singer (hint!), but also a talented writer and athlete. Angela wrote a personal blog post "to bring light to all the races being cancelled and the self...

Lew Hollander

Lew Hollander

What's Your Why? Lew Hollander I am a physicist, triathlete, author* married to Karen. We live adjacent to Smith Rocks Park, Terrebonne, OR. I have done over 70 Ironman races, including 25 at Kona. Finished Hawaii at 80 in 15 hours and 48 minutes. Finished Florida at...

Remy Maguire

Remy Maguire

What's Your Why? Remy Maguire This is a really tough question to answer. My triathlon WHY and my coaching WHY and my life's WHY are so intertwined they are basically the same. We are who we are, wherever we are.  It has taken more than a decade to figure this out. I...

Matt LeGrand

Matt LeGrand

What's Your Why? Matt LeGrand Matt fell in love with running when he was in seventh grade in Huntsville, Alabama.  After years of practice his hard work paid off and he won the Alabama state championships as a Sophomore in high school.  By the time he graduated in...

Juliet Hochman

Juliet Hochman

What's Your Why? JULIET HOCHMAN  Like a lot of women, Juliet Thompson Hochman has lived her life in chapters. Chinese Studies major, non-profit entrepreneur, MBA student, wife, mother, PTA president, youth coach, math/book club tutor, consultant, ex-pat, blog writer,...

Scott Goodrich

Scott Goodrich

What's Your Why? SCOTT GOODRICH   Scott Goodrich is a proud member of the Wattie Ink. Hitsquad Triathlon Team, Dialed Triathlon Team and the Chris Bagg Coaching Group.  He leads a high performing team at the Port of Vancouver as the Director of Finance &...

Amy Vantassel

Amy Vantassel

What's Your Why? AMY VANTASSEL   Amy “VT” VanTassel - Amy “VT” is a proud member of the Wattie Ink. professional athlete roster and the Chris Bagg Coaching Group. The Ultraman double-iron distance is her forte, having attained a career highlight with an overall win...

Jim West

Jim West

What's Your Why? JIM WEST  I’ve always been active and athletic as I grew up. The running wave started in the early seventies, just as I got out of college. It was a primary part of my fitness. As I reached my late forties though, I began to get less consistent on my...