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Upcoming Races

08/15/2021 Mountain Main Triathlon
09/26/2021 IRONMAN Chattanooga

Past Races

07/11/2021 Run with the Roosters
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Age Group 2nd
05/01/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 St. George
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Age Group 9th
03/28/2021 Bartlett Lake Triathlon
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Age Group 1st - Female 5th Overall
01/02/2021 Run Around Tucson-relay
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Team 3rd Place Overall
12/13/2020 Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon
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Age Group 1st Overall 4th Female and a PR!
10/18/2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona
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Age Group 2nd
09/27/2020 Ironman Chattanooga Cancelled
08/29/2020 TriZona
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9th Overall
08/23/2020 Run with the Roosters
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Age Group 4th
08/16/2020 Mountain Man Triathlon Cancelled
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Marianne Morrill

Tucson, Arizona

Main FocusTriathlon
Bucket List RaceIronman Chatanooga
Post-Race DrinkGarden of Life Sport Recovery
Off-Day ActivityYoga or Hiking

Why do I do triathlon? I was a runner in high school, and used to ride my bike everywhere, but I was not involved in any form of organized sports after that. I spent 4 years in the Air Force and ultimately got married and had four children. When my oldest son talked me into doing a Sprint Triathlon with him, I thought it would be fun to see what I could do. By this time This was back in 2009 and I was in my mid forties, and though I was active, this was a whole new world for me. I had a great time, and found that I wanted more. I enjoyed the feeling of pushing myself and finding new challenges. I started increasing the distances and in 2012 qualified for Team USA in Duathlon. At that point I realized that this had become an indispensable part of my life. I started competing in probably my favorite distance the 70.3 and then once again in 2018 qualified for Team USA in Duathlon Long Course in Switzerland. Unfortunately I suffered a debilitating crash on my bike the first day there and shattered my collarbone, and had to undergo a couple of surgeries and to top it off suffered from a bone infection, which put me out of commission for almost 6 months. Getting back on the bike after that was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I knew that if I could overcome that I could do anything, and I guess that brings me full circle about the why. This sport has helped me to understand that I am capable of overcoming anything and helped me grow as a person in ways that I don't think anything else can.