Morgan’s bio goes here.
|Hometown: Palm Beach, FL. Currently residing in: New York City
Education: B.S. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University ‘10; MD NYU ‘14.
Athletic background: D1 Cross Country/Track and Field at Duke (2007-2008); Duke Triathlon Club (2009-2010)
Triathlon career highlights: 2010: 1st AG/3rd amateur Timberman 70.3; 2009: 1st amateur Duke Liver Half Ironman;
Season goals: 70.3 Age Group World Champion; stay healthy.
Favorite workout: 10 mile tempo run.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Starbucks iced lattes. Well, usually I just have to pee.
What/who inspires you? Ryan Hall. Dick Hoyt. Lance Armstrong.
What insight/advice would you like to share with aspiring triathletes? “What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
|Why do you race triathlon? I wrote 14 different responses for this one and none of them articulated what I was really trying to say. Triathlon is so unique and enhances so many parts of my life that it’s hard to give one WHY. The energy, the people, the travel, the lifestyle, and it’s a great outlet for my competitive nature …Do I need to race? Absolutely not. I like to race, I enjoy racing, I have to race. But it’s not like this compulsive need to race, like my need to win…
What has been your biggest challenge in triathlon? Due to my passion for running, I find myself injured a lot (stress fractures, sprains..).
What is your greatest strength in triathlon? Everyone who competes for the race goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but I do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25.
Shout out to: Monica and Ray, the true backbone of my summer training.
Hobbies: cooking, bikram yoga, making mac videos, holding my breath, family activities, traveling, eating.
Website: Not yet 🙂