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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...
David Caldwell

David Caldwell

What’s Your Why? DAVID CALDWELL Having been a person who has run for most of my life, for the first time that I can recall, I’m being honored with the prestigious “Athlete of the Month” for November 2019 by WHY Racing Events.  Being asked to share personal...
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...