Three Grandville Dads Take on the GR Tri to Support the Legacy of GHS Student Ryan Fischer

Scott, Brian, & Josh Scott Farney, Brian Groendyk, & Josh Brinks are three ordinary dads from Grandville, MI. By day they’re an engineer, a nurse practitioner, and a sales manager on top of being husbands, fathers, and active in their churches. But in their spare time they’re training to be part of a special relay… Read more »



Interview with Michael Lindley, Triathlete & Senior VP of Marketing for Huntington Bank

Michael Lindley, Senior Vice President of Regional Marketing for Huntington Bank, was not a triathlete until Huntington Bank came on as a title sponsor for the Grand Rapids Triathlon the first year. Like most of us who have become triathletes all it took was a little peer pressure and he was hooked. Since then his… Read more »



Advice for Handling the Fourth Discipline of a Tri – Transition

Joe Deja shares some words of wisdom for effective and efficient ways of getting through transition during a triathlon. These come from his personal experiences and experiences as an observer. Less is better! Some races are different than others as far as how much is even allowed into transition. I’ve seen people bring in enough… Read more »



Interview with Dave Bishop, a Triathlete Coming Back from Serious Injury.

David Bishop a 68 year old resident of Schoolcraft, MI has been a triathlete for close to 25 years.  His amazing wife has supported him through the highs and lows of his triathlon career. He describes what it’s like to feel like at the top of your game and what it’s like to come back… Read more »



Interview with Amway Employee & GR Tri 1/2 Iron Athlete, Joe Legatz

Joe Legatz is a Lead Instructional Design Consultant working in the Training & Education department at Amway North America. He has worked there since 2009, but in his spare time he trains as a half iron triathlete and enjoys playing soccer. Brand new to the triathlon world just last fall, Joe is competing in the… Read more »



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