blueseventy racing

Melissa Babich

Centennial, Colorado

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga
Bucket List Raceany 10k or longer swim! and 70.3 world triathlon championships
Post-Race DrinkUCAN or Vega
Off-Day Activitywalk the doggos! or paddleboard!

I am an avid swimmer, triathlete and animal lover! I have worked with animals all my life and in my 'spare' time, which is when I'm not working, I love being outside in a lake or in a pool! The last year (plus) has been difficult for everyone. In addition to all the challenges we have all faced, I discovered I had colon cancer. I had surgery and chemo and now I am cured!!! Hooray! I found that swimming was the one thing I could continue doing most days during chemo, until all the pools shut down! Luckily, there is a lake nearby that's where I was when I felt up to it! Something about swimming really made me feel at peace and gave me the courage to keep going when things seemed so hard.