What is Multisport?

A combination of sports in which an athlete has a continous series of legs or stages and rapidly switches from one athletic discipline to the next in order to achieve an overall time.

About me: I have been racing for over half of my life, running my first marathon at the age of 23. After that first marathon finish I set my sights on qualifying for Boston, I missed it by 1 minute in 1993. The following year I trained and raced all distances from the 5k-20k for training. Then in 1994, I ran a 3:15 in Dallas and qualified for Boston with flying colors. Four months later at the 99th running of the Boston Marathon I ran a 3:10 and was the 100th female finsher and top Texas finisher. I was totally amazed and so super excited. At this time I was also doing an internship at the Cooper Institute in Dallas in the Cardiac Rehab Research Department and attending College getting my Applied Arts degree in Sports And Fitness. I was also the corporate trainer for Boy Scouts of America.

After graduating, I continued to pursue racing, but also became a Flight Attendant for United Airlines hoping to train and race all over the world, which I did. Through the years I have continued to race every distance from the 5k to the Marathon.

In 2000, I took on a new challenge and started training for my first triathlon which was the Wildflower Long Course and at the time one of the hardest Half Ironman races in the US, and possibly still is. All this, while maintaining a career as a flight attendant.

In 2002 I finished my first Ironman and found a love and respect for the training and discipline it takes to take on this distance. After my second Ironman, I took a break to start a family and have two wonderful children. I came back to running marathon four months post child birth with both my children and started racing shortly there after. At this time I was also Head Coach for Team in Training Marathon Team and had a team of over 40 athletes in Southern California.

I have been coaching off and on through the years and in 2008 decided to leave the airlines and pursue racing and coaching full time, starting iRuniTri Multisport.

In June of 2009 I dusted my bike off after almost 7 years and started training. I qualified for the Florida 70.3 World Championships for 2010 four months later.

In 2010, I  started racing the Xterra Trail Series. I have won the overall female division and Southwest Region three times  and also competed at the National and World Championship level.  For the last 2 years I have been an Ambassador for the Xterra Team.

In 2011, I started competing at the Ironman distance once again and qualified for Kona at Ironman Texas.  In 2011 I competed at 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas and 4 weeks later competing in Kona finishing in the top 15 in my Age Group.

Starting in 2012, I ran my fastest marathon in Houston, and competed in 2 more Ironman events, qualifying not only for Kona at Ironman Arizona, with a Personal Best,  but finishing 1st in my Age group and 3rd overall Amateur allowing me the opportunity to race as a professional.

As an athlete I love challenging myself in all the different events and have a passion and love for the sport.

As a coach, I have athletes from all levels, from Junior Athletes to Older Age Groupers. I am currently coaching every distance from 5k to the Marathon, and for Triathlon, from the Sprint to the Full Ironman.  I am honored to say over the last 2 years I have had over 50 athletes finish everything from their first sprint to over 50 Half and Full Ironman finishes.

I also coach for the Xterra off-road triathlon and trail racing as well as Mountain Biking Programs. As a coach I will motivate and encourage you to excel in any event you choose and build a program for your specific needs and goals. Be it first time finisher or Age Group Nationals and up to World Championships.