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Julie Kaner Julie Kaner

Middle school PE/Health teacher and cheerleading coach

How did you get into triathlon?
Don’t really know – just kind of did

How long have you been doing triathlon?
8 years

Favorite workout?
I have several – long runs, long rides, indoor cycling class, masters swimming, boot camp classes

Do you have training partners?
Nobody specific, I workout with whoever.

Best Race?
I have had a few good races – Ironman Florida ‘02, Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon ‘04, Degray Half IM ‘03

Worst Race?
I have had a few of those too – Ironman CDA ’04, Degray Half IM ’05, Gulf Coast ’02, Disney Marathon ‘05

Why you do triathlons?
Cause of my disadvantage of being short and every pound showing

What's next for you?
Most of the local races but next big race is Arizona Ironman '09

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Looking the other way and not paying attention and running into a barricade and falling back flat on my butt finishing Race for the Cure in ‘91

Running Shoe that you wear?
Brooks Adremaline and Adidas Supernovas

What time do you wake up?
Varies each morning but usually around 5:00 AM each weekday and weekends around 6:00 or if it is a race morning probably earlier.

Favorite song to train to?
I can train to any kind of music

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
No special brands but gels (clif shots, power gels, hammer gels)  They all taste the same to me.

Favorite food (regular)?
I have several of those - pizza, sushi, cookies, peanut butter, ice cream

Spouse/Significant Other?
Husband Matt

Other sports interest?
I enjoying watching football and basketball. I enjoy playing softball - I play on a summer league every year

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
play with Jessibelle - my fat cat!

Favorite TV show/movie?
I don't really have any favorite TV shows but I really like The Biggest Loser. There are too many movies that I love to have a favorite.

Greatest motivator?
The people that lose the most weight on The Biggest Loser doing it the right way – diet and exercise

Dallas, Texas

Interesting fact about yourself?
Taught aerobics for 10 years

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Shop and/or get nails done