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Athletes of the Month

Rebecca Cady, Age 30

What's Your Why? REBECCA CADY, AGE 30What’s my why? Why do I race? I race for my life. To explain this, I need to rewind a few years and give a little backstory. In June of 2013, I married my wonderful husband, Lance. By the time our honeymoon came to a close, I was...

Brian Jones, Age 42

What's Your Why? BRIAN JONES, AGE 42In 2013 I was taking a walk around the block thinking about the last year and a half of my life, after a number of indescribable events that took place. At 35 years of age, my young family was faced with crossing a "mountain range"...

Marie Keyes, Age 63

What's Your Why? MARIE KEYES, AGE 63My husband’s nephew did his first Olympic Triathlon on his 40th birthday six years ago. I went to cheer him on. Over the course of the day, I saw every type of athlete tackle and claim the course. Later that afternoon over a...

Ron Haye

What's Your Why? RON HAYE I first got into racing shortly after being diagnosed with MS 7 years ago. I knew that in order to combat both the disease and the treatment I had to make some life adjustments! At first I wanted to be a runner, but after countless stumbles...

Madison “Maddy” Wick Age 13

What's Your Why? MADISON "MADDY" WICK AGE 13 At 10 years old, Madison “Maddy” Wick did her first Triathlon. Now at age 13, Maddy trains with Strive (a Youth and Junior Triathlon team), the Columbia River Swim Team, and Whisper Running Club. She is a regular fixture on...

Dan Mattson Age 46

What's Your Why? DAN MATTSON AGE 46How did I get started racing? I was an athlete in high school, but I let myself go. I was overweight and not in the best shape. I made excuses to not exercise; like family, work, reserve duty or just life in general. When I was...

Bonnie Wilson Age 38

What's Your Why? BONNIE WILSON AGE 38I was a reluctant racer. A very special person who was my trainer at the time was trying to help me find something I would love, but also show me how strong I really was. I tried one 5K and I was heartbroken. I came in towards the...