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Since joining Strava in the Fall of 2012 it says I have ridden over 21,000 miles, ran 3,200 miles and swam 465,000 yards preparing for triathlons (obviously) and numerous biking events, but more importantly, exploring roads and trails all over Colorado (mostly)—my happiest of places. Cycling is my passion and growing up in Golden, I still find new places to explore and I like nothing more than sharing them, and my passion—especially on 303cycling and 303triathlon. Sometimes I write a column with my pen name, TriHearter…that word says it all. I wear my heart on my sleeve and always give it my best. I also love to work with organizations who want to market to our very targeted audience of athletes and enthusiasts—let me explain how sometime! Happy riding and training!
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A Colorado resident since 2001, Khem grew up playing sports in school because they were fun, but often spent time warming up the bench. She got into running not too long after moving to Denver. After completing her first marathon, she realized that slow-twitch muscle events were her jam. She got started in triathlon through Team In Training in 2010 after completing several marathons with them and coaching their marathon teams. The Koolaid never tasted so good. After a few years of training and racing she was all in with swim-bike-run, finished her first 140.6 in 2012 (IRONMAN Canada-Penticton), and made a natural transition to coaching triathletes shortly after. In 2015, Khem was one of five athletes chosen nationwide with the Team in Training program to fundraise (over $300,000!) for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and race at the IRONMAN World Championships. She has served on the board for the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club, coaches with Mile High Multisport, and races for Palmares Racing and the USA Triathlon Foundation. If she’s not racing, you’ll often find her out supporting her friends out on the race course, and always with a big smile. During the winter she enjoys hitting the slopes on powder days and dabbling in cyclocross. Her favorite food group? Bacon!!
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Rich has called Colorado home from an early age. A daily runner in High School and College, Rich enjoyed putting long miles. Rich began training for his first triathlon in 2006 and has competed in triathlon races of all distances, including five Ironman races in Cozumel (2x), Coeur d’Alene, Arizona and Boulder. He enjoys road cycling racing including the Bob Cook Classic Mt. Evans Hill Climb, the Triple Bypass and the Cherry Creek Time Trial Series and more. Beyond competition, Rich is an endurance sport enthusiast and finds personal reward in helping others enjoy and grow in the sport. As a USAT certified coach and host of 303Radio and the Mile High Endurance podcasts. He keeps his knowledge sharp by researching endurance topics and interviewing coaches, experts and professional athletes. He believes in the empowerment of knowledge and seeks out credible experts on contemporary topics to help coaches and athletes alike. Rich lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife Wendy and his teenage daughters, Lauren and Morgan.
Becky Furuta is a retired professional cyclist and an ambassador for the professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to private health care consulting, Ms. Furuta owns an eye care practice in Golden, Colorado with an emphasis on sports vision.
Kirsten has been a triathlete since 1999 and did her first Ironman distance race in 2001. She instantly loved endurance events and has since completed 16 Ironman distance triathlons (including Kona 2x), 82 marathons (including a ‘7 marathons in 7 days’ series) and countless other races.
Kirsten has dabbled in Mt Biking, Cyclocross, and road racing, but her loyalty lies with triathlon as her primary sport.
Kirsten loves to push herself mentally, physically, and emotionally to see what transpires, although her greatest endurance feat was having a daughter at 45 years old.
She likes to write about anything that will inspire or motivate others to try something new, go after what they want, and to create their ideal life.
Andy is cycling obsessed graphic designer and writer. He’s a former professional roadie and service course mechanic. He is an unapologetic “bike snob” who’s favorite rant is “Clean your %#&@-ing chain!” He remains an avid long-course triathlete, having most recently completed IM 70.3 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Weekdays you will find him sitting behind a ginormous monitor creating graphics, editing videos, and programming websites. Nights and weekends you will find him riding his bike or building a new #AndyBike for close friends.
His favorite rides are generally uphill with beautiful views and good company. If you look closely, you can catch glimpses of him in the cycling classic, “American Flyers” starring Kevin Costner and filmed in Colorado.
He lives in Denver with LEGO his 80-pound rescued Greyhound.
Jennifer Blaine is a writer and reporter who resides in Denver, Colorado. Born in Utah, Blaine moved to Colorado in 1985, where she grew up in the mountains of Coal Creek Canyon near Boulder and went to school in Golden before moving back to Utah where she attended the University of Utah. Later she moved to South America and Europe before returning to the place she’s always called home, Colorado.
Growing up, Blaine was always riding bikes. Whether spinning down dusty back roads in Coal Creek Canyon, exploring new trails, or simply commuting around for transportation; her love of being on two-wheels started early and persists today. When Blaine returned to Colorado in 2013, she decided to take her road bike skills to new heights, testing her legs and will by joining a whole new arena of cyclists in Colorado’s competitive race scene, aka BRAC (Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado and USA Cycling). Most recently, Blaine was covering pro-races throughout Asia, but due to the Corona Virus and travel restrictions Blaine returned to Colorado where she continues to write for 303 Endurance and other publications.
Rob Quinn is a life long self confessed “Mountain Bike Geek” whose been racing, writing and riding (with varying degrees of success ) for the past 40 years in Southern California, Baja, Colorado and Arizona. Rob’s “Dirt Journal” page is billed as “All things Mountain Biking and then some” where Rob weaves an interesting braid of Mountain Biking, music and popular culture into a twisted ride down the trail.