Beverly Crupi - Triathlete & Instructor
When Bev climbed Piestewa Peak 37 years ago, she discovered that although she though she was fit, she was totally deconditioned. She made it to the top but struggled. She decided to start running.
"When I first tried running; I hated it, my lungs burned and it really did not interest me. It wasn’t until I convinced myself to run a 10K that my view turned around."
Bev taught fitness classes at the Air Force base for 15 years, including group fitness, personal training and was able to work closely with the medical staff on health and fitness for enlisted military and dependents. Supporting the Air Force 1.5k races, pull-up, sit-up, weightlifting challenges was a great opportunity for her and she learned a lot from it.
At age 30 Bev ran her first marathon and at 35 she learned how to swim. It was a challenge and took a while for her to feel comfortable in open water, but she pushed through it. Right around that time, she started cycling and was offered the opportunity to teach indoor cycling. This inspired her to do the 150 Mile MS ride and train 25 others to do it as well.
"I saw Racelab at a race. I liked the idea of belonging to something bigger. I loved what they stood for: Bringing people together, Training smarter and harder and Having fun. I am proud to be a part of this amazing group of athletes and coaches. Having a race to train for gives me a goal to work towards but what I truly love is the day-to-day training."
Recent / Notable races include:
2nd Place Division - LifeTime Marquee Tri 2012, 2013 & 2014
3rd Place Division - Phoenix Marathon 2014
1st Place Division - LifeTime Tempe Tri 2013
2nd Place Division - Naperville Trails Half Marathon 2013
1st Place Division - Esprit De She Tri 2013
2nd Place Division - Deuces Wil Tri 2013
2x Boston Marathon Qualifier
Duathlon World Championship Qualifier
My first Boston Marathon
PROUDEST ATHLETIC MOMENT
Being selected for the US Team for the Duathlon World Championships
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
“The journey is better than the Inn”
- Don Quixote
Running Within - Jerry Lynch
- This book describes it perfectly. The word “Compete” comes from the Latin word competere, which means "To seek together". By competing, we help one another seek our individual best together. It allows us to push ourselves to greater heights than we would be able to achieve on our own.
That's why I compete.