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07/25/2020 Ironman Santa Rosa

Andrew Wade

Riverton, Utah

Main FocusTriathlon
Bucket List RaceIronman World Championship
Post-Race DrinkI'll drink just about anything post race, as long as I can get a burger or tacos with it soon too.

I got drawn into triathlon after working security for the 2012 IM St. George, and seeing the many different types of people all giving it their all, and raw determination they showed. They announced 2013 would be a 70.3, and I figured "it's only half", lets give it a shot. I was a regular scuba diver, so I loved the water, and comfortable there. So I went out to start swim training. Swimming was my nemesis! As much as I love the open water, I could not swim 25yds without nearly dying! After I thought I was ready, I back stroked, side stroked, and doggie paddled almost the entire 1.2 miles. After that, I took swimming to heart, and now swimming is my favorite of the 3 sports. The group I started training with, is still some of my best friends. I have had so many great experiences and met so many great people all because of triathlon.

I am an active duty Army officer, a husband, and a father to 3 boys. I put my all into everything I do. Everything I've started, I've gone all in (black belt Tae Kwon Do, scuba instructor, Ironman triathlete, etc), and love to share my knowledge and experience with the things I enjoy, with the people I enjoy. Although I haven't got anyone else in my family to compete in any triathlons yet, the seed is there, and they all come support me all over the country to race.


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