charlie johnson

Date of Birth:  Nov 12, 1979
Where I Grew Up: Southwest Georgia
High School Mascot: Cairo Syrupmakers (yes, really - and we had a person who dressed as a syrup pitcher and ran around the football field) 
Current Home: Tallahassee, FL
Sports Background: Running since I was 6 years old; Played all sports growing up - track, baseball, basketball, soccer, football, cross country, tennis, handball (the perfect sport) 
Years in Triathlon:  9 (starting in 2009) 
Strengths on the course:  The run and eating copious amounts of nutrition
Goals for 2018:  Race sprints and Olymipcs; go fast and have fun; spread the word of triathlon
Profession: Landscape Architecture
Height/Weight: 5'9"; 160 lb
Sports Heroes: John Wooden, Michael Jordan, Michael Johnson, John Elway
Favorite Race Moment:  Finishing first marathon (San Diego Rock n' Roll) and racing Kona in 2017
Favorite Drink: Black coffee
Pre-race Food: Greek yogurt with honey, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
Favorite Quotes:
"Be quick, but don't hurry." 
"It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it." 
"Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running:  Yard work
Favorite Food:  Fried Chicken (I am from south Georgia) or Delmonico steak
Blog: https://charlieajohnson.blogspot.com/