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Name: David Orton
Nickname: Dave, TriDave, YDO
Location: Reston, VA
Age Group: Male 40 - 44
About Me: I got into the sport after watching the 1991 Reston Triathlon speeding past my parents house. That year I entered the Reston Youth Triathlon and have been hooked since. Looking forward to racing this season along side my beautiful wife.
What I do to pay the bills: Consultant
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: Karolina, but only when she's not out training with me.
Short term triathlon goals: Get Wicked Fast
Long term triathlon goals: Sub 10 Hour Ironman, Sub 3 Hour Marathon, Sub 2 Hour Olympic
Fantasy triathlon goals: Kona
Three favorite albums: 1. Under the Table and Dreaming, Dave Matthews Band
2. Tranceport, Paul Oakenfold
3. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
Favorite book: 1. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
2. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
3. The End of Faith by Sam Harris
Favorite movie: There are far too many to list, but here are a few: The Right Stuff, Indiana Jones (all of em), Star Wars, Heat, Boogie Nights, Chariots of Fire, Goodfellas, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption...
Chocolate: Constantly
Garlic: Occasionally
Blue Cheese: Rarely
For breakfast, I usually have: Cereal w/ Skim Milk, OJ, Coffee, Fruit or Yogurt.
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: Immediately after: First Endurance Ultragen.
A little while later: Five Guys Cheeseburger with Fries.
And after that: Old Dominion Lager or Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.
My best triathlon advice is: Relax and think of everything you are going to do before you do it.

Make sure every workout serves a purpose.

Most of all, have fun.
My best non-triathlon advice is: Listen and Think before you Speak or Act.

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What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: This is going to be fun...
Everything I need to know I learned from: My Dad
My deepest, darkest secret is: ...



Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Swim - 1 Mile 6 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim (May 27, 2007) 0:21:37
Swim - 2 Mile 4 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim (May 31, 1998) 0:45:54
Run - 5 km 7 VA Run Turkey Trot 5K (Nov 27, 2008) 0:19:23
Run - 10 km 6 PVTC By George 10K (Feb 19, 2011) 0:39:48
Run - 10 mile 7 Army 10 Miler (Oct 24, 2010) 1:06:39
Run - Half Marathon 7 National Half-Marathon (Mar 20, 2010) 1:26:02
Run - Marathon 5 Shamrock Marathon (Mar 20, 2011) 3:05:15
Run - 50 Mile 1 JFK 50 Mile (Nov 20, 2010) 10:26:21
Triathlon - Sprint 18 Smithfield Sprint Triathlon (Mar 29, 2008) 0:52:35
Triathlon - International Distance 16 Reston Triathlon (Sep 12, 2010) 2:04:56
Triathlon - Half Ironman 5 Eagleman (Jun 12, 2011) 4:45:41
Triathlon - Ironman 2 Ironman Florida (Nov 7, 2009) 10:23:45
AquaVelo - Iron 1 Chesapeakeman Aqua Velo (Sep 26, 2009) 6:07:12



Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Sep 12, 1993 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:33:39 98 2
Sep 11, 1994 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:27:36 70
Sep 10, 1995 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:16:58 58
Jun 9, 1996 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Swim - Swim Meet View
1:56:38 63 / 493
Sep 8, 1996 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:08:05 20 / 404 1
May 18, 1997 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:21:35 140 20
Jul 19, 1997 Sunset Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:14:34 10 2
Aug 17, 1997 USAT National Age Group Championship Triathlon - International Distance View
2:19:25 259 39
Sep 7, 1997 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:05:55 7 / 429 1 / 13
May 31, 1998 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile View
0:45:54 12 / 209 1 / 5
Sep 13, 1998 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:15:23 41 / 414 3 / 10
Sep 12, 1999 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:14:59 25 / 413 2 / 9
Nov 25, 2004 VA Run Turkey Trot 5K Run - 5 km View
0:22:50 157 / 1124 36 / 186
Mar 19, 2005 Thailand Temple Run Run - Half Marathon View
2:11:31 267 / 512 28 / 40
Jul 17, 2005 International Pattaya Half Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
2:11:07 473 / 1000 81 / 123
Sep 11, 2005 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:22:08 65 / 508 5 / 33
Dec 10, 2005 Fall into Winter 10K Run - 10 km View
0:48:53 80
May 13, 2006 Run/Walk for the Whisper Run - 5 km View
0:23:36 39 / 511 4
May 20, 2006 Girls on the Run 5k Run - 5 km View
0:22:16 42 / 1798 3 / 26
May 28, 2006 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:25:59 21 / 66 5 / 7
Aug 13, 2006 Leesburg 20 K Run - Other View
1:55:08 268 / 347 71 / 87
Sep 10, 2006 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:30:47 96 / 465 3 / 18
Sep 24, 2006 Parks Half Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
2:02:44 397 / 671 40 / 54
Oct 8, 2006 Army 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:29:08 5828 / 15645 582 / 1029
Apr 15, 2007 LAWS 1/2 Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
1:54:27 51 / 125 6 / 8
May 6, 2007 Sallie Mae 10k Run - 10 km View
0:46:18 176 / 695 37 / 131
May 27, 2007 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:21:37 2 / 183 1 / 7
May 27, 2007 USMS 1 Mile Open Water National Championship Swim - 1 Mile View
0:23:08 32 5
Jun 10, 2007 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:08:42 495 / 1609 33 / 79
Jul 28, 2007 Friends of the W&OD 10K Run - 10 km View
0:46:30 42 / 342 5 / 28
Aug 5, 2007 Culpeper Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:19:34 15 / 529 2 / 34
Aug 12, 2007 Leesburg 20 K Run - Other View
1:37:44 170 / 669 28 / 61
Aug 19, 2007 Luray Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:27:28 8 / 349 3 / 30
Aug 26, 2007 Ratman Other - Other View
Sep 9, 2007 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:09:58 8 / 473 1 / 30
Sep 24, 2007 General Smallwood Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:20:04 5 / 268 1 / 23
Oct 7, 2007 Army 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:14:30 1174 153
Oct 28, 2007 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
4:05:37 5413 / 20667 682
Nov 22, 2007 VA Run Turkey Trot 5K Run - 5 km View
0:20:51 107 / 2593 5 / 96
Dec 8, 2007 Girls on the Run 5k Run - 5 km View
0:19:41 6 / 3360 3
Dec 31, 2007 Red Ribbon Run 5k Run - 5 km View
0:20:45 53 / 627 9 / 41
Feb 24, 2008 Colonial Half Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
1:36:54 153 / 860 18 / 51
Mar 29, 2008 Smithfield Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
0:52:35 11 / 430 6 / 14
Apr 6, 2008 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:07:03 375 / 5904 69 / 1018
Apr 19, 2008 Kinetic Half Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:17:02 57 / 321 9 / 13
Apr 20, 2008 Kinetic Sprint Triathlon - Sprint View
1:23:24 21 / 371 14 / 22
May 18, 2008 Little Pepper Triathlon - Sprint View
1:16:40 7 / 394 3 / 8
May 25, 2008 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile View
0:46:22 10 / 213 1 / 8
May 25, 2008 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:22:54 5 / 197 1 / 10
Jun 1, 2008 Reston Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
0:59:33 3 / 221 2
Jun 8, 2008 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
(DNF)
Jun 29, 2008 General Smallwood Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:19:57 3 / 142 1
Jul 6, 2008 La Ville es Nonais 12k Run - Other View
0:50:42 30 / 220 14
Aug 9, 2008 Leesburg 10k Run - 10 km View
0:41:50 60 / 349 8 / 45
Aug 17, 2008 Luray Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:24:39 3 / 6
Sep 7, 2008 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:01:18 18 / 497 4 / 24
Sep 14, 2008 The Nation's Triathlon (TNT) Triathlon - International Distance View
2:18:21 48 / 2391 3 / 205
Oct 4, 2008 Giant Acorn Triathlon - Sprint View
1:05:59 7 / 339 2 / 9
Oct 5, 2008 Army 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:09:40 886 / 18857 129 / 1520
Oct 11, 2008 Baltimore Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:33:08 346 / 3114 48 / 267
Nov 27, 2008 VA Run Turkey Trot 5K Run - 5 km View
0:19:23 44 / 1365 4 / 137
Dec 7, 2008 Fall into Winter 10K Run - 10 km View
0:41:48 15 / 210 1 / 7
Feb 22, 2009 Colonial Half Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
1:28:53 63 / 735 5 / 43
Mar 22, 2009 Shamrock Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:08:00 73 / 2555 9 / 193
Apr 5, 2009 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:08:27 507 / 6659 101 / 1271
May 10, 2009 Kinetic Sprint Triathlon - Sprint View
1:25:25 42 / 342 8 / 40
May 17, 2009 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
(DNF)
May 24, 2009 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:23:35 10 / 257 2 / 10
May 24, 2009 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile View
0:49:27 35 / 310 3 / 8
May 31, 2009 Reston Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
0:58:38 5 / 266 1 / 43
Jun 14, 2009 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
4:49:35 176 / 1082 31 / 126
Aug 2, 2009 Culpeper Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:17:45 4 / 360 1 / 44
Aug 15, 2009 Luray International Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:18:02 12 / 354 1 / 51
Aug 16, 2009 Luray Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:21:54 1 / 307
Sep 13, 2009 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
(DNF)
Sep 26, 2009 Chesapeakeman Aqua Velo AquaVelo - Iron View
6:07:12 4 1
Oct 4, 2009 Army 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:08:47 849 / 21539 142 / 1778
Nov 7, 2009 Ironman Florida Triathlon - Ironman View
10:23:45 240 / 2424 43 / 235
Mar 20, 2010 National Half-Marathon Run - Half Marathon View
1:26:02 135 / 6250 19 / 513
Apr 19, 2010 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:18:24 4250 2292
May 30, 2010 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:21:59 4 / 187 2 / 11
May 30, 2010 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile View
0:46:41 17 4
Jun 6, 2010 Reston Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:00:11 4 / 496
Jun 13, 2010 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:03:48 135 / 1065 17 / 139
Aug 15, 2010 Luray Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:21:44 3 1
Aug 29, 2010 Ironman Louisville Triathlon - Ironman View
10:49:06 21 117
Sep 12, 2010 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:04:56 8 3
Oct 24, 2010 Army 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:06:39 622 / 21759 108 / 1896
Nov 20, 2010 JFK 50 Mile Run - 50 Mile View
10:26:21 512 / 1039 123 / 210
Feb 19, 2011 PVTC By George 10K Run - 10 km View
0:39:48 19 / 178
Mar 20, 2011 Shamrock Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:05:15 68 11
Jun 5, 2011 Reston Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
0:58:15 2 / 514
Jun 12, 2011 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman View
4:45:41 117 24