Our amazing Nation's Triathlon Ambassadors are passionate, experienced, friendly triathletes in the Washington, DC area. You will see them at races, Team in Training meetings, various training events, expos, and happy hours. Feel free to say hello if you see them! They love nothing more than sharing their knowledge of triathlon, and are happy to answer your questions about preparing for and racing Nation’s Triathlon, talk to you about our sponsors, and hand out some SWAG! Check out our calendar along the side of the page to find out where they will be around town. You can also follow their adventures on their shared blog. Be sure to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter (@nationstri) to hear about any last minute events where you can say hi, win contests and get some cool prizes!
Who are the Nation's Tri Ambassadors?
Trevor is a Virginia native who now trains and lives in Arlington. He started competing in triathlon in 2011 after a number of years as a rock climber, mountain biker, and runner. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Trevor spent a number of years as a trail runner and competing in distance races before picking up the bike again and training in the pool. He joined the DC Triathlon club in 2010 and has been an active member — helping with recruitment, organizing training events, and volunteering at club functions. In late 2012, Trevor was selected to the DC Board of Directors to take on the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. In between his professional career and his involvement with the DC Triathlon Club, Trevor continues to train for and race half and full iron-distance triathlons as well as ultramarathons.
Heather is starting her 5th year engaging in triathlons. She has completed over 20 multi-sport events, including two half-ironman events. Her love of triathlons makes up for her lack of speed, and she subscribes to the philosophy of keeping it fun.
The Nation’s Triathlon is one of her favorite events and she looks forward to spreading the word around the Capital area.
Rob Foreman's career in fitness was originally inspired by his HS cross country and collegiate rowing coach. He has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. After college Rob wanted to try a challenging and dynamic event so he signed up for his first Triathlon. Rob has only participated in Olympic distance races, but plans on doing his first Half Ironman this year. He considers himself a recreational participant and enjoys pushing his mind and body to the limit. Rob was one of the Achieve Triathlon Camp coaches and has spent years as a youth swim instructor. If you see Rob on the race course you're probably passing him on the bike leg.
Lyle’s racing career started back in middle school with local track and field competitions. This continued through high school where he was a multiple sport athlete. He was an all-conference cross country and track and field runner, and did swimming and diving in the off season to stay fit. He participated in his first triathlon back in the summer of 1996. He was excited about the sport, but with limited exposure did not follow through with it.
In late summer of 2008, he was reintroduced to the triathlon scene when his sister was looking for an athletic challenge. He enjoyed the experience so much he hasn’t looked back. Since then he has competed in events from sprint triathlons up to half-Ironman competitions. He looks to continue adding endurance races to his resume with possibly completing his first Ironman in the near future.
After relocating to Washington, DC in 2010 and after eight unhealthy years on the road with different political campaigns, Jessica Post decided she needed a lifestyle change.
Inspired by a triathlete coworker, Jessica surprised herself, and everyone else, by becoming a runner, and in 2011, trained with OnPoint Fitness and completed her first triathlon, DC Tri. Two half marathons and six tris later, Jessica is hooked on triathlon, and plans to eventually train for a 70.3.
Jessica is a member of TriUnify, and wants to make the sport of triathlon accessible for everyone. You can find her in the back of the pack on race day, still working on her lifestyle transformation.
Jessica lives in Southwest DC with her fiancee Andy and their cat, Allie.
Jennifer started doing triathlons in July of 2008. In the past five years, she has raced extensively in and around the United States in a variety of triathlons and AquaVelo races including 4 iron distance races. This coming year brings several more iron distance races to her busy race schedule. Jennifer is a Level I certified USAT coach and co-owner of Meridian Performance, a triathlon and endurance coaching company with her husband. She is also a member of the Bike Rack Multisport team.
In 2003, Travis discovered the sport of triathlon and quickly became hooked on both the multisport lifestyle and the many great people that he met. He can be seen around town participating in road and trail races, marathons, ultramarathons, adventure races and of course, triathlons. As an active member and former president of the DC Triathlon Club, he spent several years deeply involved with DC Tri‘s New Triathlete Program and continues to lead weekly running and cycling training sessions for the club. In addition to working as a ambassador for the Nation's Triathlon, Travis has also been a volunteer coordinator for the past 6 years, a role that helps him stay in touch with the many amazing athletic groups in the DC-area that are committed to volunteering and making this the greatest race in the country. This year's race season will include the HAT Run 50k, Rev3 Epic 26-hour adventure race, Shenandoah Mountain 100 mile mountain bike race and several local triathlon events.
Live from New Jersey, Shelly moved to the DC area for school 17 years ago. She considers herself a nerd and triathlete with plans to complete her first Ironman in August of 2013. She enjoys quality “me time” on the bike. During the day, she moonlights as a Fed implementing aspects of the Affordable Care Act.