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Ryan Cooper Ryan Cooper

Head Super Nerd......

How did you get into triathlon?
Was tired of being lazy.

How long have you been doing triathlon?
I started in 2003 right after college. I was trying to lose some weight and ended up finding a great sport.

Favorite workout?
Open water swims are so much fun. Trying different stroke cadence in varying weather has really helped...I think.

Do you have training partners?
The fit2train crew and Sara :)

Best Race?
My best race was probably striders duathlon in 2008.

Worst Race?
Usually the Athens triathlon. It's so early in the year so I never have the kinks worked out. I usually forget my helmet or shorts or bike etc.....

Why you do triathlons?
I like that it's an individual sport with a group/team mentality. You compete alone but training, pre-race, and post-race are all about the team and having fun.

What's next for you?
Calgary 70.3 and Sprint National Champs.

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?

Running Shoe that you wear?
Asics flats no matter the distance I want the least amount of shoe possible.

What time do you wake up?
7:00 am(ish) Depending on the workout I might get up earlier.

Favorite song to train to?

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
Running, but I really like open-water swimming too.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
GU, Cytomax, might try coconut water

Favorite food (regular)?
Pizza Lounge

Spouse/Significant Other?
Sara Gingrich the cutest cutie :)

Other sports interest?
Professional Putt-Putt, Sailing, Paintball (I suck though)

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
GO to Movies, I usually see everything that comes out.

Favorite TV show/movie?
Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Anything Zombie

Greatest motivator?
Training with the team and my buds. I've never had more fun then working out with the team this past year.

Born in Tyler, Texas. Currently living near the lake.

Interesting fact about yourself?
I used to be a sailor but I always cussed like a triathlete...strange I guess it was destiny!

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?