Blue70 Racing

Michael Goldberg

Seattle, Washington

Main FocusTriathlon
Bucket List RaceIronman 70.3 Hawai'i
Post-Race DrinkA hoppy IPA

Hello! I am a triathlete and a PhD student in genomics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. I'm originally from Boston, where I grew up open-water swimming in the kettle ponds in Cape Cod with my parents; I've been hooked ever since. When living in France on a Fulbright after undergrad, I began running half-marathons as a way to see cities and consume as much French food and wine as possible. Moving to Seattle was the perfect impetus for starting training seriously for triathlons - they've been a great way to take advantage of the gorgeous surrounding area, make strong friends outside of academia, and blow off grad school stress! I'm currently on the Husky Triathlon team at the UW. On most summer mornings, you can find me swimming in Lake Washington with my training partner before biking to the UW for lab. I am also gay, and am passionate about being involved with and creating spaces for other queer athletes. Outside of athletics, I geek out about music, cooking, and community-supported agriculture.