As a woman in her late 50s, Kathy Phleger didn’t expect to be training and completing triathlons on a regular basis. She also didn’t expect to finish her first triathlon with a broken hand. Nine days before the triathlon, she fell off her bike to prevent a collision with the cyclist in front of her. As a result, she landed…
Registration is now open for an women’s triathlon series, the She Tris Sprint Triathlon, as they return to hosting in-person events after being forced to “pivot” last year as an entire season of triathlon events were converted to virtual challenges and races.
The first She Tris event came to fruition in 2016. It became the obvious race for the training group to set as a goal. “Not everyone in the race is a part of the Tri it for Life training program,” said Klick. “We accept 80 athletes for Tri if for Life, and there are 65 mentors, some who also complete…
Four years ago this month, 12-year-old Adarius Jenkins drowned in a pond on Johns Island. As a result of that tragic accident, one of his cousins made a vow. “I promised myself that my family was going to learn to swim,” says Latoyya Jones, now 40, of James Island.
It’s 2016. I think we can all agree that women can be as driven, competitive, focused, and fit as men. But where the “fairer” sex may slow her personal pace fortifying these traits -perhaps because of the multitude of roles she takes on with each passing year – she has a secret weapon: the bolstering influence of other women.