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Name: Barrett Powers
Nickname: Brett
Location: Alexandria, VA
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
About Me: Well, I did my first multisport race a few days after turning 15 and rode my sweet mountain bike to a 3rd place finish in AG (a good 2 feet behind my best friend). I learned a lot that day, like know the course before racing so you don't end up following someone else.

Nowadays I actually use real tri equipment and still suffer through the bike leg. I'm just not a born biker. I grew up a swimmer and runner and that's why I look like I do.

Deep down I'm a retro freak. My running shoes are no more than small strips of rubber under my feet and until 2009 I refused to wear an aero helmet. The biggest draw for me to racing is the challenge and pushing my body. By using minimal shoes and not relying on lots of new fangled gear I feel I'm more of a purist. Plus people get annoyed when a guy with hairy legs, no aero wheels, and a huge smile passes them by. --That would be me.
What I do to pay the bills: Minion in the mines of DC
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: My dog Nova keeps the homestead safe when I train, unless he's off running with me. I've given up taking him on my swims since he mostly enjoys riding on my back after a few minutes. That would be okay if he didn't weigh 65 pounds.

My wife and toddler daughter are my considerate coaching staff.
Short term triathlon goals: new PR's in half anf full Iron distance
Long term triathlon goals: Qualify for Clearwater and head back to Kona
Fantasy triathlon goals: Averaging 26 mph on the bike leg
Favorite book: Don't Stop the Carnival
Chocolate: NEVER!!!!
Garlic: Good for me
Blue Cheese: No dairy for me - it's evil
For breakfast, I usually have: Toast and an energy bar or two
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: A mixing bowl of pasta with turkey meatballs. I eat until I lose interest, which people think is funny.
My best triathlon advice is: Don't think about it, just get out there and get it done
My best non-triathlon advice is: Take your time in life, it's not a race but a destination.
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: I can beat these people
Everything I need to know I learned from: My huge mistakes
My deepest, darkest secret is: I can never be fast enough, I am my only nemesis.

Plus I live two lives - the skinny kid on the outside and the 300 pounder inside that can never get enough food. Seriously, I eat for 3 people I think.

Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Run - 10 mile 1
Triathlon - Sprint 1
Triathlon - International Distance 3
Triathlon - Half Ironman 1

Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Apr 18, 2009 Rumpass in Bumpass Internation Triathlon - International Distance None
Apr 26, 2009 GW Parkway Classic Run - 10 mile None
Jun 21, 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Triathlon - International Distance None
Jul 11, 2009 Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint None
Jul 12, 2009 EX2 Off-Road Triathlon Triathlon - Other None
Aug 15, 2009 Luray International Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Jun 13, 2010 Eagleman Triathlon - Half Ironman None