About Elliot

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!

Before 2009, I never swam, bike, or ran. Being completely naive, I signed up for Ironman in my first year!  I trained hard and finished 9th in my age group. From there, I was hooked.

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.

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EK

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One Comment on “About Elliot”

  1. Randy Jackson
    October 18, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Elliot, I met you in the parking lot at the Mesa Tri. Just finished the 70.3 in Tempe Sunday. Don’t like my finish but have a story to tell…no excuses. If you have time I’d like to talk to you about some potential training.
    Could we meet sometime this week for coffee somewhere?
    I work in Chandler but pretty much available anytime that’s good for you.

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