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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 BETAPELLE  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 own. Jenni grew up...
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  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 the heaviest I had ever...
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...