Why did you sign up to do this race?
I was in and out of the hospital for 2 years. I promised myself if I got healthy and better I would do an Ironman so I registered for the Las Vegas Triathlon to get more triathlon experience before I do a full 140.6 mile triathlon race.
How did you feel once you crossed the finish line?
When I crossed the finish line, almost everyone from the race was gone. All the Sprint and Olympic races were long gone and already packing up. I broke down and cried from the dehydration, the heat exhaustion and being emotionally drained.
What would you say was the hardest challenge in this race?
The hardest challenge was the weather. A lot of people kept dropping out or shortening their distances on the run and bike because of the heat.
What was the most rewarding thing about completing this run?
The most rewarding was still being able to finish in the allotted time and having great volunteers!
Was there anything or anyone in particular that helped you throughout your training?
For my training, I used a triathlon club as well as swim masters and running clubs to help learn the sports.
Any final words of encouragement and thoughts you’d like to share?
Everyone competes for different reasons and at different paces but we all do the distance. In a race for me, there’s only one real competitor and that’s yourself! Set your goal and enjoy the journey. You may fail but you have to keep grinding and fighting because the finish line will always be waiting!