Photo by D’Angelo Connell 

46; Assistant United States Attorney for US Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee 

I LOVE TRIATHLON: I love the lifelong friendships I’ve made and the community atmosphere among triathletes. Biking and running are also great stress relievers. 

BUCKET LIST: Kona was my bucket list race, so I need to find a new one. It might be a longer-distance running race in a beautiful location — I’m not sure yet! 

UP NEXT: Ironman 70.3 Texas 

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Racing in Kona and the incredible, lifelong friends I’ve made in this crazy triathlon journey. 

HOMETOWN: Somerville, TN 

SPEED BUMPS: I was in a bike accident during Ironman Arizona 2019 and broke my collarbone and a rib. Then, I tore my meniscus in 2020 and had to have surgery. I competed in the Ironman World Championship race in St. George, Utah, in 2022 and came down with COVID that next week, knocking me out of Ironman Tulsa, where I was supposed to compete two weeks later. But the silver lining was my Ironman Tulsa registration was deferred to 2022, and that’s where I qualified for Kona! 

MY GROUP: White Hot Multisport 

FAVORITE JAMS: I’m all over the place with music for running. As long as it has a fast tempo, it’ll work! 

RECENT RACES: Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii (October 2023) and Ironman Tulsa (May 2023); Campbell Clinic race series (2024). 

MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: Racing at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. I never imagined that was a possibility! Even when I was hurting or nauseous, I remember looking around me and thinking, I am in Kona! And I was able to soak it all in, knowing I would be running down that red carpet! 

BEST EATS: Coastal. I love their salmon with sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. 

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: I’d enjoy having dinner with several: Jan Frodeno (the triathlon GOAT!) and Lucy Charles-Barclay (current female Ironman World Champion), because it would be incredible to hear their stories. And Sepp Kuss (pro cyclist), because I want to hear how he won the Vuelta a España! 

GO-TO GEAR: My Trek Speed Concept bike and Garmin watch. 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday” by Apolo Ohno 

PET PEEVE: When someone tries to pass me on my right on the bike. 

QUOTE: “Keep moving forward.” – unknown