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Heather Leiggi

Heather Leiggi
<p><b>Residence: </b>Philadelphia, PA</p> <p><b>Personal Blog: </b>www.heatherleiggi.com</p> <p><b>Personal Facebook Page: </b>http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Heather-Leiggi/227913350570917</p> <p><b>Twitter Account: </b>http://twitter.com/#!/hleiggi</p> <p><b>Career Highlights:</b></p> <p>Rhode Island 70.2 2011 - 3RD OA<br /> Florida 70.3 2011 - 3RD OA<br /> Syracuse 70.3 2010 - 5TH OA<br /> Eagleman 70.3 2010 - 6TH OA<br /> SheRox Women's Triathlon 2010 - 1st OA</p> <p><b>Personal Bio:</b></p> <p>I started running when I was 10 years old after my dad entered me in the 1500m and 800m track events at the Keystone State Games. I remember going out after school and training with my dad. I went on to run at Bucknell University as a middle distance runner trying my best to avoid any races over than 1500m (other than during cross-country season). After college, I took a break, stopped training, and just basically got lazy. I soon realized how much I missed running and competing though and, I don’t know how (I think maybe my dad suggested it), I stumbled across a triathlon and decided to enter it. I knew I'd be fine with the biking and running but swimming? Yikes! I really could barely swim and even after months of trying to learn, I could still barely make it through a few laps. I did survive my first race, despite the totally embarrassing swim, and actually really enjoyed myself. I’ve come a long way!</p> <p><b>5 things we should know about you:</b></p> <p>I work as a physical therapist<br /> I am a huge hockey fan-Go Flyers!<br /> I have dual citizenship-I am Canadian and American <br /> I love all outdoor activities<br /> I make my own beer (with the help of my husband!)</p> <p><b>How did you first get into triathlons?</b></p> <p>I was a D1 college runner and started racing triathlon to stay competitive and fell in love with the sport.</p> <p><b>What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?</b></p> <p>Some small race in Harrisburg, PA. I actually can't remember where I finished but I'm pretty sure I was close to last out of the water!</p> <p><b>What is your favorite race?</b></p> <p>Cape Henlopen Triathlon- a fun sprint triathlon at the Delaware shore</p> <p><b>What is your favorite workout?</b></p> <p>Killer bike intervals on the Computrainer!</p> <p><b>What are your favorite Zoot products and why?</b></p> <p>The Zoot travel bag-big enough to get all my triathlon gear in and lots of pockets to keep everything organized<br /> My Zoot sneakers-super comfortable and lots of fun colors always draw compliments!</p> <p><b>What is your proudest accomplishment?</b></p> <p>Turning pro!</p> <p><b>What motivates you?</b></p> <p>Trying to be the best I can be</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race meal?</b></p> <p>Pasta with chicken-the standard athlete meal</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race ritual?</b></p> <p>Sleeping in as long as possible...</p> <p><b>What are your goals for the 2011 season?</b></p> <p>Be faster than last year :)</p> <p><b>Events you are racing in this season:</b></p> <p>Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island (July 10), Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (August 14), Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11), Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami (October 30), Ford Ironman Arizona (November 20)</p> <p>Cape Henlopen Triathlon</p>

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