Mindy Ko

Mindy Ko
Mindy needed an outlet for her endless energy after playing DI tennis at university and living abroad for several years, so she signed up for her first triathlon in 2009 with Team in Training. She's fallen in love with the sport ever since and become quite pleased to know that all those swim hours in high school are of benefit now. She kicks off her 2015 season with the Zion Half Marathon and Boston Marathon. 
  • Date of Birth/Location: Jan 5, 1983 in Salt Lake City, UT - and no, I'm not Mormon
  • Years Racing: 6th year and no end in sight!
  • Strengths on the course: Swim - the longer the better! and high-fiving spectators!
  • Goals for 2015: Improve technique and increase power on the bike. Run like there's ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches at the finish line. 
  • Nickname: Chainsaw Ko, "Are you gonna eat that" Ko
  • Height: 5.075" 
  • Little known fact about me: My younger (by a minute) twin sister is a 2-time Olympic Trials marathoner and never ceases to amaze me. 
  • Favorite Races: anything Rev3 puts on 
  • Favorite Race Moment: Final 200 meters at IMMT 2014 on the cobblestone trail 
  • Favorite Post-Race Food: Milkshake, grapes, and watermelon. 
  • Favorite Portable Tool: Foam Roller
  • Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Cooking, traveling, trekking at high altitudes, laughing
  • Favorite Food: Ice cream, Xiao long bao, Pad See Ew, Malai Kofta Curry
  • Blog: vidamindy.blogspot.com
  • Favorite Countries Visited: India, Hong Kong, Nepal 
13
May
2014

MonticelloMan Half RR

Racing in TJ's backyard!

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16
March
2014

Rockn' and Rolln' through my First Marathon

DC's Rock n' Roll Marathon 2014

Rockn' and Rolln' through my First Marathon

Teammates along the course, world's best coach/sister, and support crew Bart got me sub 3:30! 

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18
November
2013

Mizuno Women's Run Shoes: The Full Monty

Mizuno Women's Run Shoes: The Full Monty

Review of 5 Mizuno running shoes - one of our best sponsors of 2013!

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25
August
2013

Magic in Whistler! (as a Sherpa)

Magic in Whistler! (as a Sherpa)
No, I didn't race. Yes, I'm just that proud that I'm gonna write a blogpost about IM Canada.

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22
August
2013

Ironman Mont Tremblant!

Ironman Mont Tremblant!
Racing throuh the mountains of Mont Tremblant! 

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23
June
2013

Broke-my-back Mountains: the Diabolical Double

Broke-my-back Mountains: the Diabolical Double

Riding up 16,500 Feet on Two Wheels

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17
June
2013

Conquering Fears at Quassy (or: Learning Not to Drown)

Conquering Fears at Quassy (or: Learning Not to Drown)
On how I overcame my panic attacks...

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16
May
2013

MonticelloMan Half - Kicking off 2013 with some wine!

MonticelloMan Half - Kicking off 2013 with some wine!
First race of the 2013 tri season!

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