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 from devastating injuries.  Find out about Dave’s goal to qualify for Long Course Worlds in Sweden in 2015 and his experience with being there in the past. Q: How did you get started in triathlons?A friend of mine, Terry Hutchins, got me involved in multi-sport … 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 2014 Grand Rapids Triathlon and plans to do his first full triathlon at this year’s MI Titanium on August 24th. Q: How did you get started in triathlons? My first official triathlon was the 2013 Michigan Titanium half distance. Before that, I had done several … Read More

Grand Rapids Triathlon gains national attention, will bring new athletes and supporters to Ada and Cascade

By Jan Holst | Advance Newspapers on November 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM, updated November 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM (see original article here) The same day that Grand Rapids Triathlon representatives were to appear at an Ada Township Board meeting to firm up details for the June 2014 race, USA Triathlon officials brought them news of a special designation. The Grand Rapids Triathlon, which is held on the eastern side of Kent County and primarily in Ada and Cascade townships, will be the official host of Long-Course National Championships. “The designation comes after an in-depth study of top triathlons … Read More

Grand Rapids Triathlon Chosen to Host the 2014 USA Triathlon National Long-Course Championships

National titles and Team USA spots on the line for top multisport athletes  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington Bank and Amway Corporation, has been chosen to host the 2014 Long-Course National Championships. This comes after an in depth study of top triathlons across the country. This is the first time Long-Course Nationals has been hosted by a Michigan Triathlon.   What does this mean for Grand Rapids? Triathletes looking to compete in the USAT Long Course World Competition in Sweden 2015, must come to Grand Rapids, MI to get there. … Read More

Meet Angie O’Brien

Angie O’Brien – 3-Time Participant for the Grand Rapids Triathlon Angie O’Brien is a mother of two, wife, and Physical Therapist for the Grand Rapids Public School’s Early Childhood department. But that is not all that defines Angie! She takes every chance she has to train for and race in triathlons. Grand Rapids resident, three time participant for the Grand Rapids Triathlon, and overall female winner of the Half Aqua Bike for the MI Titanium, Angie O’Brien is one motivated triathlete. What addicted you to triathlons? “It is funny that you phrase it that way, as that is exactly what … Read More

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