ELLIOT BY THE NUMBERS:
|10||number of Ironmans completed|
|16||number of years I played the piano (I was seriously legit)|
|3||races finished in Linsey Corbin’s cowboy hat|
|580||amount paid for Linsey’s cowboy hat at charitable auction|
|13||times I’ve hung out with Linsey|
|22||average number of weekly hours training for Ironman|
|10||number of years I played baseball, competitively|
|210 (Seattle to Portland on Tandem!)||miles cycled on longest single day training ride|
|18||years lived in Seattle, Washington|
|12||years lived in Phoenix, Arizona|
|226||average number of days it rains in Seattle|
|15||average number of days it rains in Tempe|
|24||age I began triathlon|
|2010||the year Linsey and Elliot first met|
|2||island race count|
I began competing in triathlons in 2009 after spectating and volunteering at Ironman Arizona. I was instantly hooked. I love everything about the sport: the athletes, the competition, and the hot tri chicks. Iron-distance triathlons appeal to me the most because it’s at these races where I truly feel like I’m pushing my body to its absolute limits. I love “digging deep” and seeing how my body reacts to the race’s harsh demands. As my friend Dan put it:
One of the main reasons I love Ironman is because it imitates life. It peels away all layers of yourself and you find out what you’re made of.
Before triathlon, I was a competitive baseball player. I grew up in Seattle am die-hard Mariners and Seahawks fan. I was a middle infielder for my varsity baseball throughout high school. I played the piano for 16 years and was also lead alto saxophone player for my high school jazz band (yep, I was a huge band geek).
I moved to Arizona for college after living in Washington for 18 years. I graduated with an accounting degree at Arizona State University and decided to live in Tempe because I still don’t miss the rain at all!
I am a very competitive individual. I have an “all-or-nothing” personality. I want to be the best. Over the past several years I’ve had the privilege of racing the Boston Marathon twice, 70.3 World Championship, and competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii (2013 and 2014). My biggest triathlon highlight is becoming an age group champion at Ironman Canada (2014).
My long term goal is to cross the finish line in Kona holding hands with Linsey Corbin.
I would like to give a special thanks to my family, friends, and sponsors for supporting me along this amazing journey. Triathlon is one of my true passions and I am extremely grateful for your support.