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STEVEN SMITH

A long time distance runner, Steve needed a challenge when he turned 40.  He signed up for his race, the Patriots Half Ironman, in 2009.  That first race was a disaster.  He and the entire Novice group ended up chasing the last turn buoy a quarter mile down stream on an ebb tide.  He flatted at mile 10 of the ride and had to run the entire half-marathon on a partially torn Achilles.  It didn't matter, he was hooked.  After rehabbing his Achilles in 2010, he returned to a full season in 2011.  In 2012 Steve took 3rd place in the Virginia Triathlon Series 40-44 Age Group with Podiums at the Tidewater, Colonial Beach International, Patriots Half and the Battle of the Potomac.   The Patriots Half was the USAT Mid-Atlantic Region Long Course Championship, in which he placed 3rd in the 40-44 age group.  Steve completed his first Full Ironman at Louisville in 2013.   He attained USAT All American status in 2013 and 2014, and WTC All World Athlete status in 2015.

Date of Birth/Location: February 17; Detroit, MI
Current Residence: Hampton, VA
Years Racing: 8
Strengths on the course: I can eat anything and I am a good runner.
Family status: Married with Children.
Nickname:  Doc or Trip
Race schedule for 2016: Raleigh 70.3, Rev 3 Williamsburg, Rev3 Poconos, IM Choo
Goals for 2016: A sub 4:30 Half IM, an age group podium at IM Choo.
Currently on my iPod: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; 3 Doors Down;  DJ AKA; Elley Duhe
Little known factabout me:  I scored higher on the Verbal section of the SAT than the Math.
Favorite Race: Ironman Wales.
Favorite Result: 2014 IM Lake Placid and 2015 Colonial 200 Relay!
Favorite Movie: Vision Quest, Silverado, The Last Boy Scout
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Cooking.  I'm a foodie.
Blog: http://docstripage.blogspot.com/