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Swim4Purpose: Doug Saar

Name: Melissa Spaid-Decker
Location: Columbia, MD
Age Group: Female 30 - 34
About Me: I am a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Centre. I started running in 2010 in order to lose the weight after having my first son. Turns out I am pretty fast and was addicted right away! I decided to try a different approach to losing the weight after having my second son and decided to train for my first triathlon. I have never been a swimmer and didn't even know proper form until I took a class while 6 months pregnant. I had taken a few spin classes but was never a cyclist either. However, I set my mind to it and competed in my first Olympic Duathlon 3 months after having my second baby and competed in my first sprint triathlon 4 months after. Now I am hooked!

Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Run - 10 km 2
Run - Half Marathon 1 Iron Girl Half Marathon (Apr 28, 2013) 1:41:08
Duathlon - International Distance 1
Triathlon - Sprint 3

Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Aug 19, 2012 IronGirl Columbia Triathlon - Sprint None
Sep 1, 2012 Knights of Columbus 10K Run - 10 km None
Sep 21, 2012 Ragnar Relay - Washington, DC Run - Other None
Apr 14, 2013 Clyde's American 10K Run - 10 km None
Apr 28, 2013 Iron Girl Half Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
1:41:08 48 15
May 5, 2013 Terrapin and the Hare 5K Mud Run Other - Other View
1 1
Jul 14, 2013 Maryland Olympic Duathlon Duathlon - International Distance None
Aug 18, 2013 IronGirl Columbia Triathlon - Sprint None
Sep 8, 2013 Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Sprint None