Lisa became a multisport athlete in 2010 with her first triathlon at Nation’s Tri in DC on a borrowed mountain bike. In 2017, at the same race, she placed 1st in the Masters Athena Division, securing an entry to the iconic Escape from Alcatraz race. Lisa successfully Escaped in 2018. In the 10 years of her multisport lifestyle, she has raced in over 30 Duathlons, Triathlons and Aquabikes achieving the podium 4x. Lisa will be going for her IM in 2021 at IMMD. Lisa motto: BE RELENTLESS and “I may not be fast, but I make triathlon look fabulous…and fun.” Race Happy!
Jennifer completed her first triathlon in 2006 at the inaugural Iron Girl. After almost drowning in Centennial Lake she became quite determined to become a better swimmer. Since then she has completed a number of sprint, Olympic and half Ironman distance races as well as some half marathons, marathons and cycling time trials. She is currently on her second round of training to complete her first full Ironman at IMLP. Jennifer joined the club after spending time with members at 90+ cycling classes and loves being a part of the community. This is her third year on the board and is very much looking forward to all the exiting things planned for this year.
Henry’s first triathlon was a “backyard” version after Eagleman 2020 was postponed. He is looking forward to making his official triathlon debut at Eagleman 2021. After falling in love with trail running, he recently did his first in-person race over 5k, the 2020 JFK 50 Mile. Henry joined the club due to the fantastic club members he met at 90+ Cycling classes. He states he can’t imagine a better group of people to be around and train with. The second of his four daughters is a youth triathlete, and he is a certified TriSherpa.
Susie states “I like to pretend races are just really organized events so I don’t freak out.” She loves training season because of the structure and she gets to be with her friends – then eat or grab coffee together! Race day is always the party to celebrate all the hard work. Susie has completed everything between sprint to Ironman-distance triathlons and is OK with being at the back of the pack since it’s more important to “be pretty and have fun.” Susie says “I love supporting my MMTC family and cheering at the races so you’ll definitely hear me before you see me!”
Chad’s first race was the Columbia Triathlon in 2010, since then he has finished 3 Ironman races (2xIMLP, 1 IMMT), various 70.3 races, and a handful of Olympics. His favorite distance is 70.3 – “it’s a solid day of racing, but you’re still done in time for dinner.” Currently he’s half-way towards his goal of completing the 6 Abbot World Marathon Majors. When not racing or training Chad is obsessing over coffee & the weather. If you’ve seen a latte with an Ironman logo on top, that’s probably his work. Quotes to live by “Never quit – let someone else pull you off the course (if they have to)”, and the sage advice of Mark Yost “Manage your problems, or your problems will manage you”.
Cassandra completed her first two triathlons in August 2013 as her victory celebration after finishing fourteen months of breast cancer treatments. She never looked back. She has completed numerous Sprint and Olympic triathlons since then and has run half marathons along with her husband around the country as well as Internationally. Cassandra lives by the motto to Challenge Yourself to Cross Your Own Personal Finish Lines #CrossYourFinishLines. To that end, she celebrated her 10 year Breast Cancerversary in October 2020 and plans to cross the finish line of Eagleman in 2021 to celebrate that milestone. She is looking forward to her MMTC family being there to celebrate that victory with her!
Megan has been an athlete her entire life, participating in individual and team sports, including rowing in college, but decided to branch out into triathlons in 2019, which is when she joined the MMTC to get her started. Her first triathlon was the Baltimore Triathlon in 2020, during the COVID pandemic. She is excited to continue training for an Olympic distance tri, and ultimately, an Ironman. When she is not training, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and playing the piano.