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Hal Rich

Shady Side, Maryland

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga
Bucket List RaceFull Ironman
Post-Race DrinkAthletic Brewing IPA, Liquid IV
Off-Day ActivityYoga, Reading

I am a firefighter/paramedic, assigned full-time as a tactical paramedic with the SWAT team. A few years ago, I supplemented mountain biking and road cycling for tactical training, and within the last year started getting into triathlon, finishing my first race an olympic distance and my second one a half ironman. I have recently grown a great love and respect for open water swimming, and have been getting involved with an open water swim group for the cold water season. I am also a member of the public safety dive team, so I have a great love and respect for the water. I am a husband and father of two energetic young toddlers, who keep me constantly busy. I am on a never ending mission to balance training/family/work, all the while showing my two sons the joy of living a healthy and active lifestyle.