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Meet the hardworking people behind Grand Rapids Triathlon and the ones who make race day happen year after year. As we prepare for the debut (and hopefully last) edition of the Grand Rapids Virtual Triathlon 9.5 this June, we celebrate the people who volunteer their time and have made GR Tri one of the best triathlons in the state…. or we like to think in the world!

Name: Victoria Brown
Age: 46
Hometown: Grand Rapids
Occupation: Project Manager/Talent Acquisition Manager
Champion Position: Run Course

How you got involved with Grand Rapids Triathlon?
Team Apex and fellow endurance friends.

Have you ever raced Grand Rapids Triathlon?
I have raced it two times and both were incredible experiences!

Do you have a favorite memory at the event?
Last year completing the ½ aqua bike as part of my IronMan training- that was the furthest distance for competitive swim in my life and I didn’t die!!

Any race mishaps over the years you like to laugh at now?
Coming off my bike and stumbling because my legs were jello-no doubt many laughed at me almost falling on my face.

What do you love about triathlon?
The community!! No matter the fitness level, age, or body type everyone supports one another!! #2 reason… LOVE LOVE the feeling of accomplishment (no matter my finish time).

What is your favorite thing about Grand Rapids Triathlon?
Chatting with other athletes, making new connections and the  Bike course

Your perfect post-race meal?
Steak and Veggies

Why should someone still do the Grand Rapids Virtual Triathlon 9.5? 
Why NOT?!?