Adam began doing triathlons in college at Florida State University. He started out doing sprint and Olympic distance races but quickly found his real passion was in the half and full Ironman distances. In the years since, he has targeted one or two races a year while working as a CPA. In 2017, Adam competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and hopes to one day qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Bevin is an Ohio native and picked up the sport of triathlon after "retiring" from DIII collegiate track and field in 2013. What began as a casual hobby eventually turned into a competitive endeavor, helped along by racing for the UNC Chapel Hill club triathlon team while earning her Ph.D. in toxicology. Bevin joined the IOS Elite Triathlon Team in 2019 and is looking forward to resuming a more typical triathlon racing season once it is safe to do so. Outside of triathlon, Bevin enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.
Cid returns to the team again this year as both a co-title sponsor and a stand-out athlete. Cid has more than twenty years of race experience and as many Ironmans on his resume. His modesty hides his history. We recently learned that he was a sponsored triathlete as a teenager in his native Brazil, which is almost unheard of at that time. He basically chose college in the US over becoming a professional triathlete, which explains how an amateur athlete of his caliber beats up a fair number of pros. He is strong at all distances and disciplines but seems most in his element on long, hard bike rides.
Corinne, born and raised in South Jersey, is an engineering student at NC State University. She currently serves as the president of the Triathlon Club for NC State and is also an active member of the running club as well. Corinne started her triathlon journey in high school, where she competed for MHWTC. After moving south for school, she joined the IOS Elite Team in 2020. Outside of training, she enjoys hiking, endurance running, cooking, and baking.
Jackson grew up in the Chicagoland area, and he started competing in triathlons at the age of 12, mainly to help prepare for the upcoming cross-country and track seasons during the school year. After finishing 4 years of collegiate cross-country and track, Jackson continued competing in triathlons and at the same time, moved to N.C. for graduate school. Still wanting the team aspect of training, he joined the IOS Elite Triathlon team in 2020 and still awaits the day for his first race as a member of the team.
Karen Monuszko is originally from Florida but first began pursuing the sport of triathlon here in North Carolina. She had an atypical path into triathlon, given that she was previously a division 1 springboard diver at Davidson College. After undergrad she spent time training and racing with nationally-ranked triathlon teams in Arizona and California before starting medical school at Duke University in 2017. She hopes to continue chasing after her dreams of a dual physician-triathlete career for many years to come. A huge portion of her success is due to her English setter who is always pushing the pace and distance on their runs together. Outside of medicine and triathlon she loves to hike, go on adventures with her dog, and spend time with family.
Kelsey has been racing triathlon since 2013, when she picked up the sport as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. After relocating to Chapel Hill the following year for graduate school, Kelsey continued to train and race with the UNC club triathlon team. She joined the elite team in 2018 and has appreciated the opportunities to race more often with the support of the team. Her favorite race distance is the 70.3 (especially Lake Logan Half), but she has also had a lot of fun with shorter race distances, down to super sprints. Recently, Kelsey has taken up mountain biking and is excited about the prospects of getting into off-road racing. Outside of sport, Kelsey can be found enjoying adult beverages on patios, trying to keep her cat from walking across her laptop during Zoom calls, and doing silly dances in the kitchen while cooking.
Kerry has been a multisport athlete since 2012 while he was in college. He joined the team in 2015 and has enjoyed being a part of such a good group of athletes. His favorite races are sprint races, but enjoys races up to and including half-iron distance. He can’t decide whether cycling or running is his ‘favorite’ sport, and often goes through ’seasons’ focusing on one or the other, particularly racing in single-sport events.
Outside of his training/racing life, he stays tangential to the sport and exercise world. He recently obtained his PhD in Exercise Physiology, and enjoys performing physiological testing on individuals to help inform their training. Otherwise, you’ll catch him outside enjoying nature, likely walking/hiking with his dog.
Originally from Chesapeake, VA, Lindsey has lived in NC since 2007. She started running in 2009 after spectating a half marathon and being incredibly motivated watching everyone finish the race. Around that time, she rediscovered her love for swimming in an effort to cross train. In 2010, she purchased a road bike and signed up for her first sprint triathlon. Since then, Lindsey has worked her way up to a few Ironman races. I've taken time off from triathlon to have two wonderful daughters along the way. My goals for 2021 are ITU Age Group Worlds, Mussleman 70.3, and to improve my half marathon time.
Martin feels really lucky to have a second chance at triathlon. Snowboard and MTB injuries from the same trip out west resulted in shoulder surgery and the uncertainty of ever being able to race again. He spent nearly 5 years away from the sport but now his job as a teacher gives him the opportunity to train and race over the summers.
Mike grew up swimming competitively at the National Championship level, but college took his life in a different direction. After attending NC State, Mike got back into swimming with his old training partner and took up cycling and running as a change-of-pace. Having been interested in triathlon for many years, he competed in his first race in 2016...quickly followed by 4 more races that same year...and many many since. While not training and competing, Mike enjoys sampling all the beers and trying to keep up with his energetic 4 year old daughter.
Millie is a former All-American swimmer, she swam for University of North Carolina in college. She ran competitively after college including numerous podium finishes in 5k, 10K and Half Marathon events in the southeast. In the past 5 years, she became a triathlete and was named a USA Triathlon All-American in 2019. She has earned a number of podium finishes in triangle area triathlons. She is committed to the local swimming and triathlon communities and volunteers at a number of local meets and races.
Stephanie is an exercise scientist for Valencell in Raleigh, NC, a company specializing in biometric sensors for wearable devices. Additionally, she coaches the UNC Triathlon Team. She is a native to Cary, NC, but also lived in Mississippi, Florida and Iowa before moving back to the state. She has been competing in triathlon for 10 years now and this is her third year on the team. She is looking forward to getting back to racing in 2021 (hopefully!) with her "A" race being Mont Tremblant 70.3 on June 27, and the Ohio 70.3 on July 25 as a backup.
Tom grew up in Ohio & went to THE Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) but was smart enough to move south where it's warmer. His brother, an experienced triathlete, planned on doing Granite Falls so Tom figured he'd have to "tri" one since it was close by. 1 Tri turned into 11 his first year and then 18 the second. Tom has completed over 60 triathlons now & loves every one of them, but still lots' to learn (like proper nutrition & hydration)! He loves the bike, is improving his run and has a lot to learn on the swim! :)
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