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Athletes of the Month

Kaydie Boettcher

Kaydie Boettcher

What's Your Why? Kaydie Boettcher My WHY began in September 2019. I had moved to Washington and was eager to get involved in a sport to make friends. My mom found Whisper Running and I joined. I was not a good runner and was the slowest on the team. I could barely run...

Arthur Schnitzer

Arthur Schnitzer

What's Your Why? Arthur Schnitzer  I started running back in 2012 when I was in college on a fixed income and I wanted to lose weight and could not afford a gym membership. The first time I went out and ran my first mile I neglected to do an out and back and had to...

Leslie Mcleod

Leslie Mcleod

What's Your Why? Leslie Mcleod I have competed in many WHY Racing events in the past five years (you may have seen me race in my alma mater gear from Colorado State University). WHY Racing events are my favorite because they are welcoming to all abilities, the swag is...

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,...