Our amazing Nation’s Triathlon Ambassadors are passionate, experienced, friendly triathletes in the Washington, DC area. You will see them at races, at 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!

If you’d like one of our Brand Ambassadors to join your club or team at a training event or happy hour, let us know via email.

Calendar of Events:

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Want to have a Nation’s Tri Ambassador visit your event? Send us a note!

Who are the Nation’s Tri Ambassadors?

Lyle Ganz

Lyle’s racing career started back in 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 through Ironman competitions. The highlight of his career was qualifying and competing in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in 2015.

Miami 2012 RunLisa Kurdziel 

Lisa is a reformed run-hater and avid endurance sports enthusiast, and is commonly greeted with the now standard “so what are you training for this time?” by friends, family and coworkers. A longtime volleyball player turned cyclist, she did her first triathlon in 2011 and was hooked. Over the next two seasons she worked up from a sprint to a half iron, and then took a two year sabbatical to work on her weakest link, the dreaded run.

After countless road races and some knee repair, Lisa is now a two time Boston marathoner, and looks forward to applying her new found love (or at least better tolerance) of running in her return to triathlons this year, finishing things off with a return to the 70.3 distance in October.

Christine Pazmino

Christine, a longtime trail runner, found her passion for triathlons after moving to DC from Los Angeles. Living in LA, she enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle of tennis, backpacking, canyon running and swimming along the shore. In DC, Christine pursued experiences which enabled her to meet active and diverse people. Having never run a race of any kind, she was encouraged by friends to sign up for The Nation’s Triathlon. Having little bike experience and no formal swim training, Christine was inspired by the challenges that the sport presented.

She now attends local run clubs, bike rides, and is an active member of the DC Tri Club. Christine is excited about the community and lifestyle that the sport has given her. She is motivated by the personal connections she makes through triathlon. This year she is currently aiming to complete her first Ironman.