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Jenni Sharff Bertapelle

Jenni Sharff Bertapelle

What’s Your Why? Jenni Sharff Bertapelle Jenni Sharff Bertapelle is a mom of three children: ages six, eight and nine.  She works part time at Kaiser as an emergency psychiatric social worker.  She does triathlons as an outlet and to have something to call her...
Noland Hoshino, Age 55

Noland Hoshino, Age 55

What’s Your Why? Noland Hoshino, Age 55 My introduction to triathlons began three years ago at the age of 52. A friend suggested, “Let’s do a triathlon!” I replied, “Are you crazy? I would NEVER do a triathlon.” But, I was on my return to fitness journey and...
Rebecca Cady, Age 30

Rebecca Cady, Age 30

What’s Your Why? REBECCA CADY, AGE 30 What’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,...
Brian Jones, Age 42

Brian Jones, Age 42

What’s Your Why? BRIAN JONES, AGE 42 In 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...
Marie Keyes, Age 63

Marie Keyes, Age 63

What’s Your Why? MARIE KEYES, AGE 63 My 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

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...