While trying to sleep in as long as he could in college and still make it to class on time, Marty bought a bike. Soon after, he was at a bike shop and saw an application for this thing called a Triathlon. He was intrigued, entered and fumbled through his first race…surprisingly, he did fairly well. He was hooked immediately and has done over 500 races since then and has competed in 20 World Championships across the globe. Marty has racked up numerous AG wins every year, earned 3 National AG Titles, many years of All American honors and won a Gold Medal at the Duathlon World Championships in Gijon, Spain. Marty has met some amazing people over the years and started his Tri career in the days when there were no aero bars, cleats or even Gu! It’s been an awesome journey and he is still very passionate about the sport, mentoring others and continually seeks to improve in all disciplines and of course upgrade his equipment whenever he can get away with it! For 2017 Marty would love to upgrade his bike to the latest and greatest superbike and his A race will be IM Half Worlds in Chattanooga.
Date of Birth/Location: November 25th / Fontana, California
Current Residence: Richmond, VA
Years Racing: A fun 31 years of racing and still going strong
Strengths on the course: As soon as I hit land, love to hammer the bike and run
Goals for 2017: Continue to work on my swim speed and focus on 70.3 Worlds
Height: 6 foot on my driver’s license, but know I’m shrinking
Family Status: Married 26 years to my wife Chris, 2 sons; Karl 23 - just graduated from VT and has a Job!, Matt 21@VCU
Favorite Races: Ironman FL, Richmond Xterra, 2011 Du Worlds Spain, trips to Kona
Favorite Race Moment: Crossing the finish line at Kona with my sons
Favorite Post-Race Food: Chocolate milkshake, turkey sub and chips
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Playing soccer, napping, playing trombone, drinking wheat beer and watching football
Favorite Food: Chicken, pasta, bacon, oatmeal raisin cookies and bacon and bacon!!
Favorite Countries Visited: Switzerland, Scotland, Germany and Tasmania
License Pate: H82SWIM