WINDSOR, Wisconsin | www.teamlanger.com
|Bucket List Race||Ironman World Championships with my daughter (duo - think Dick & Rick Hoyt)|
|Post-Race Drink||Beer! Oh, you mean recovery drink. BEER!!! Seriously, though, it's Hüma Recovery Smoothies|
I got into the sport of triathlon 20 years ago after seeing Dick and Rick Hoyt at the IRONMAN World championships. Thought it was inspiring. 12 years later, I had a daughter of my own born with special needs. I kept racing, but with a new purpose. I got my first opportunity to race with her in 2016, and was hooked from that moment on. We created a charitable foundation, Team Langer, that through the sport of triathlon (and other running events), we help raise awareness, acceptance, and assistance for families impacted by special needs. I race with my daughter two to three times a year for now, as I still compete at a highly competitive level. But I know someday the balances will shift and the focus will become more about the foundation instead of me.