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Jim Murry Jim Murry

Marketing Director for Global IT Services Company

How did you get into triathlon?
Someone I worked with Laura Herrick (former Fit2Train Team Member) was training for Ironman New Zealand. I thought it would be pretty cool to try a triathlon, so I signed up for Baylor Tom Landry. Started training in Feb for the May race. I could barely s

How long have you been doing triathlon?
This is my 7th year.

Favorite workout?
Bike/Run Bricks. There is something about the pain that I really like!

Do you have training partners?
I like to train with a group when I can. But my schedule usually forces me to train alone. Two middle school age kids, job, travel, house upkeep and of course time for my wonderful wife Karen, usually takes precedence over group workouts. But I manage to get wi

Best Race?
Every one I have finished.

Worst Race?
First Half Ironman I ever tried I crashed my bike on the first 20 miles of the bike leg and had to drop because I couldn't get it fixed.

Why you do triathlons?
I like the personal challenge of it. I see so many men my age who are overweight, out of shape and lazy. I just want to stay in top shape and be a role model to my kids.

What's next for you?
Ironman is on the list. Not sure when I will have time to train. Maybe when I retire?

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
During a group run I had a little stomach gas and let one was a little louder than I thought it was going to be.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Saucony Grid Triumph, Mizuno Wave Rider, New Balance 833 for races.

What time do you wake up?
6:00A. Do most of my workouts in the evening as the morning time is about the only time I get to spend with my kids.

Favorite song to train to?
Billy Idol

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Before i usually eat Pancakes or Waffles, during I stick to gels and bars.

Favorite food (regular)?
Mexican food

Spouse/Significant Other?
Karen, kids Parker (13) and Amanda (11). My son is really cool kid. He's found that he really enjoys football. His basketball skills are pretty good too. He's done a triathlon and completed his Cyclng merit badge for Boys Scouts where he had to do a 50 miler. I guess the influence is working! Amanda is an amazing soccer player and basketball player. Karen does Yoga and/or Aerobic training daily.

Other sports interest?
Scuba Diving, Snow skiing and golf

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
I love the mountains camping, hiking, canoeing. I also love to cook.

Favorite TV show/movie?
Anything with Star Trek in the name, Science Channel.

Greatest motivator?
Old Age

El Paso, Texas

Interesting fact about yourself?
I am very shy.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
I really never try to get away from it. I usually trying to find more ways to be around it and the people involved with it.