"I love the active lifestyle associated with training for triathlon. My body feels better as I have to balance the three sports and I enjoy the discipline required to train for endurance racing.
“I have a passion for the feeling I get as my capability improves and truly enjoy the training process itself.”
Todd's motto for racing Ironman and life is the idea that you don’t have to “outfast, you simply need to outlast”.
Matthew grew up on Long Island and moved to Colorado in June, 2019. The Colorado Sprint Triathlon will be his first race this season with his eyes set on his first half distance at Ironman 70.3 Boulder in August. He is also thinking about going for a half-marathon PR in the fall.
Heather is currently readying for the Colorado Sprint Triathlon on June 5 with her big focus being her very first ultra-distance, which will be IronMan Wisconsin in September.
Jess is a Colorado native who grew up in Grand Junction and then moved to Denver in 2009. She is currently gearing up to compete at IronMan 70.3 St George.
Kevin Merlander moved from northern California to Colorado in early 2020 and joined RMTC as soon as he got here. He shared that RMTC was very welcoming to him as they immediately invited him to come to a Track workout, then, after, he started going to anything his calendar would permit. He's currently gearing up for Ironman 70.3 St. George on 5/1.
Bob Spicer moved to Colorado from New York in 1983. Currently he is gearing up for the St George IronMan 70.3 and later in the summer Lake Placid IronMan 140.6.
Josh Southern has lived in Colorado his whole life and joined RMTC a few years ago. Josh had the opportunity to race a couple triathlons in the fall of 2020; i.e., Littlefoot Sprint Triathlon in Lakewood and Lookout Mountain Triathlon in Golden; and, since, has been able to step into a few short running races. His first major race this season will be the Beat-the-Heat Half-Marathon in Arvada on April 17.
Christine Kachinsky-Bye, who recently moved to Golden from NJ, joined RMTC in December, 2020 and will be racing in IronMan 70.3 Florida on April 18. It has been awhile since she has pushed her mind and body, especially her reconstructed knee following a skiing accident a few years ago, as her last triathlon was the 2019 IronMan 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.