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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...
Madison “Maddy” Wick Age 13

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...
Dan Mattson Age 46

Dan Mattson Age 46

What’s Your Why? DAN MATTSON AGE 46 How 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...
Bonnie Wilson Age 38

Bonnie Wilson Age 38

What’s Your Why? BONNIE WILSON AGE 38 I 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...