Upon completion of his collegiate eligibility as a swimmer and runner, the next step for Charlie, naturally, was Triathlon. Charlie began swimming at a young age for a summer swim team in his hometown, which lead him to join a more serious winter swim team. Charlie took up running his sophomore year of college after the completion of the swim season, to maintain an athletic lifestyle. With little expectation or experience Charlie found the rapid improvement and camaraderie that running brought extremely enjoyable, so he began to take running more serious in subsequent years.
This season, Charlie looks forward to building on a solid first full year in triathlon, as he competes in both draft and non-draft legal Olympic distance races.
Hometown: Pasadena, Maryland
Currently residing in: Pasadena, Maryland
Athletic background: YMCA swimming, Division III swimming and Track
Triathlon career highlights: 2nd amateur-2014 Philadelphia Triathlon, 12th overall-2014 Age Group Nationals
Season goals: Age group National Champion
Favorite workout: Long progression/threshold run over hills
What/who inspires you? My goals inspire me. Sammy Wanjiru.
What insight/advice would you like to share with aspiring triathletes? Train in a way that leaves you with enthusiasm for the next day. Be excited about the process of improving.
|Why do you race triathlon? I simply enjoy swimming, biking and running.What has been your biggest challenge in triathlon? Finding a balance between all 3 sports.What is your greatest strength in triathlon? Listening to what my body is telling me and being intuitive with the decisions I make in response to it. My desire to learn everything I can about training and racing.
Shout out to: My parents, who have always supported me. Coach Touey(College track coach) for teaching me what running is really about, and being a great mentor. All my past and present teammates and training partners.