Name: Leslie LaMacchia
Age/ Weight/ Height: 33, 117 lbs, 5'7"
Hometown: Ogdensburg, NY
Current City: Houston,TX
Education: BA from Monmouth University; double majored in Political Science and Communications, minored in Spanish JD from South Texas College of Law
First triathlon: June 27, 2010
Favorite race: San Juan 70.3
On June 27, 2010, I did my first triathlon. I will never forget this day as it was a day of “what the heck are you doing?” thoughts. As we lined up around the pool that morning, I thought I was going to drown as I had no formal swim training and all these people racing in the lanes of the pools petrified me. It was the first and last time I would ever race in a pool, as all triathlons I participate in now are open water swims. My transitions were slow, taking my time changing my shoes and my gear; and even sending a text to my Mom letting her know how the race was going. Although I finished 4th in my AG, I had so much fun racing and was immediately hooked on multisport. I loved the adrenaline rush, the competitive spirit and the mental & physical challenges that it presented.
In March 2011, I did San Juan70.3 and was the 8th amateur overall, placing 3rd in my Age Group.
In July 2011, I started with Phil Skiba of PhysFarm (who coaches Pros Cat Morrison & Joanna Zieger). After 4 months of his guidance, in October 2011, I was Top 3 amateur at Miami70.3, qualifying me for my Professional License.
In 16 months, I went from being an occasional recreational jogger to a Professional triathlete. I am very excited about the possibilities in 2012!
And that is my “multisport” story! But stay tuned for 2012…
2013 Race Schedule
- Panama 70.3
- Ironman Los Cabos
- Galveston 70.3
- Austria 70.3
- Switzerland 70.3