Our amazing Events DC 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 below 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 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?
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.
During his first triathlon, Dustin thought the run was a little long. “A half mile to go,” spectators said. Over and over. Race officials had misplaced a turnaround cone, so a scheduled 4.4-mile run became a 6-mile slog through temperatures in the mid 90s. But he stuck around. He concluded four years as a hurdler and decathlete for the track team at St. Ambrose University and then joined the University of Missouri triathlon club team in graduate school. Dustin finished his first half Ironman race in 2013. This year, he’s back for a second season with the National Capital YMCA YTri Team, where he serves as one of the running coaches.
Events DC Nation’s Triathlon Featured Athletes
Our featured athletes are training for 2015 Events DC Nation’s Triathlon this season and will be blogging about their training and how our local partners can support you in your triathlon training.
Cynthia is a working mom of three little kids, who is obsessed with triathlons in her spare time. She lost 50 pounds through running, triathlon, and healthy eating, and achieved a longtime goal of doing a triathlon by age 40. She was instantly hooked and is looking forward to Nation’s in September! Cynthia is a member of the LUNA Chix DC Triathlon Team, and blogs at You Signed Up For WHAT?!, which is the standard response she gets when she tells friends and family about her latest encounter with the “Register Now!” button.