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BARRY LEWIS

Date of Birth/Location: June 20, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Living in Philadelphia, PA for the past 30 years.
Years Racing: Lost count, but I do know that my first marathon was in Seattle in the late 70s; that I tri'ed a few multisport races in the early days before being diverted in ultramarathoning for a couple of decades., and that I've been a dedicated tri-geek since 2005.
Strengths: I'm pretty hard headed, so my stick-to-it-iveness keeps me going; that and the old ultra-mantras "it never always keeps getting worse" and [even though I'm not a meat-eater] "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time..."
2019 Plans: Race with passion; age up gracefully ; fend off grey hairs and receding hair lines; start and finish every day with a smile on my face [remembering one of my Gramps' favorite sayings at 92: "It's another great day, cause I didn't see my name on the Obit page." OK, I'm not quite there yet, but time does march on... Racewise, my big target is hitting the podium at Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Nice in the Fall.
Height: 5’10” - 5'11" depending on the hairstyle [not that I actually have one...]
Family Status: Married to my awesome bride Lisa for 27 years [which answers the question raised in Answer #1: you moved from Vancouver to Philly? Why?]
Favorite Race Moment: Post race celebration, sharing of embellished recaps with friends and fellow competitors and anyone else within earshot whether they want to listen or not
Favorite pastime when not swimming, biking, or running: Vacationing with my wife, exploring wild places, doing quality control checks on local craft beers
Blog: bltlewis.com