Danielle Goold - Triathlete
In highschool Danielle ran for her school's track team and spent her summers working as a lifeguard and teaching swim lessons. Around the same time she also started cycling with her Dad, participating in the MS150 charity ride every fall.
During her freshman year of college Danielle thought it would be fun to combine her experience in running, cycling and swimming and signed up for a sprint triathlon. After successfully finishing the Sprint she wanted to see if she could finish an Olympic distance race. After a few of those, the natural next step was to take a stab at a half ironman.
At that point, she started looking for triathlon coaches and clubs, to make sure she was prepared to accomplish her goal of a half ironman. Danielle knew she wanted to join Racelab based on the energy and encouragement she had seen from them at local Tri's. With Bettina's coaching she was able to successfully complete a half ironman in 2012.
That's when the fun really started! Although Danielle never imagined she would do an Ironman, she accepted the challenge head-on and did an amazing job finishing the Arizona Ironman in 2013. With Bettina's coaching and the encouraging environment from Racelab Danielle is continuing to see huge performance improvements every year giving her the confidence and will to set bigger and bigger goals!
Notable / Recent races include:
1:02hr Improvement in Olympic Distance Triathlon
0:38hr Improvement in 70.3 Distance Triathlon
1 Ironman Distance Triathlon
Many more to come!
Las Palomas Triathlon, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
- I love the relaxed and FUN atmosphere, it's a nice change of scenery since most other races are extremely competitive!
The race in which I win my age group for the first time :)
PROUDEST ATHLETIC MOMENT
Finishing Ironman. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of it. Absolutely incredible!
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,'"
- Jeremiah 29:11
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini