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Celeste Callahan

Western Regions Representative

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Birthday: August 29

Hometown: New Iberia, LA

Currently Reside In: Denver, CO

Education: BA, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; MA, University of Denver; University of Madrid; University of Mexico City

Career: High School English and Spanish Teacher; Freelance writer and editor; Mom

Professional Affiliations: Colorado Women's Foundation; Women in Religious Studies Program Steering Committee, Harvard

Years Involved in Multisport: 25

Describe Your Role with USA Triathlon: Western Regions Representative (Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest) on National Board; Duathlon liaison to National Board; Charter member of USAT Women's Commission; Co-chair of Judy Flannery Memorial Fund; Level II Coach and Level II Race Director; Founder and head of USAT Club for women (www.teamcww.org); Co-Race Director of novice women's Duathlon (www.coloradowildwomen.com); USAT Representative on the ITU Age Group Commission.

What drove you to the multisport lifestyle? Three children in middle school and a dare

Personal: I have been married for 40 years to Richard; we have four grown children and six grandchildren. Multisport grounded me as we moved through the corporate ladder, changing residences every few years. Through multisport I began to recognize my own individual identity as more than the wife of a corporate executive. When I'm not training or tending to National Board duties, I am working with Team CWW, a 500-member women's multisport organization, now in its 13th year. I also spend a lot of time going door-to-door to fill up our women's novice Duathlon.

Athletic Accomplishments: Climbed Mt. Rainier; three-time Team Race Across America finisher; senior women's record holder and overall team winner in 2008; inaugural team member for Race Across the West 2010; 8 marathons; 3 Hawaii Ironman triathlons; 1 Ironman-distance event in Israel; Perennial member of Team USA in Duathlon and triathlon; Gold in ITU World Triathlon in 2002, silver in ITU World Duathlon 2007; bronze in ITU World Duathlon in Alpharetta; National Duathlon Champion 2004; Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year 2004

Athletic Background: Pre-Title IX, I played tennis until I discovered running and multisport

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