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Current Issue: Winter 2014

Winter 2014 cover

The winter 2014 issue of USA Triathlon Magazine is available now. USA Triathlon members will receive a printed copy of the magazine (unless they have opted out).

You can view the digital edition by clicking the link below. 

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The winter issue of USA Triathlon Magazine features XTERRA triathlete and new mom Emma Garrard on the cover as part of a feature package about triathlon moms plus a supplemental story on multisport’s super dads. Other features include a Q&A with Timothy O’Donnell, the top American at Kona, and the final installment of our year-long case study. In addition, the training section highlights seven key strength exercises triathletes can use to fix muscular imbalances plus the debut of “Ask the Experts,” which features readers’ questions on all things triathlon.

Case Study Part IV: Fixing Flawed Run Form

Go behind the scenes with Coach Bobby McGee to learn how to improve your run form. Plus, Dustin tells us what he got out of the analysis.

Meet the Super Dads

The multitasking, multisport life is one many parents find fulfilling. In the Winter 2014 issue of USA Triathlon Magazine, we featured age-grouper Jacob Brier’s story on how triathlon and his son gave him a renewed outlook on life. His family may lead a busy lifestyle, but it’s one they wouldn’t trade for the world.

From staying active to setting a good example for their children, many parents have found a way to balance family, work, training and much more. Here are 10 super dads who do it all.

Robert Goett

Father to: Kristin (17) and Jennifer (22)

Kristin Goett says her dad, Robert Goett, of South Salem, N.Y., is her biggest inspiration and credits him as the reason she competes in triathlons today. He’s always insisted on driving her to races, even at 4 a.m. and in spite of bad weather conditions or lack of sleep. After competing for more than 25 years himself, Robert had to take a break to receive treatment for a heart condition — but at 62 years old, he’s back on the race course.
Robert Goett and daughter

Jay Markiewicz

Father to: Mic (10) and Alex (15)

Jay Markiewicz of Midlothian, Va., is a father first. He’s the family chef, bedtime storyteller, trail guide for family hikes and coach for his daughter’s volleyball team. He’s also a role model for personal health. Once overweight and stressed out, Jay turned his life around for the better — starting with an out-of-breath 10-minute jog. Five years later he had lost 60 pounds and competed in many races including the Boston Marathon, a 50-mile trail run and two ultra-distance triathlons. He also left corporate America and started his dream company called Inner Competitor to motivate others to live a healthy, fit lifestyle.
Jay Markiewicz and family

Chuck Baker

Father to: Eric (18) and Matt (21)

Chuck Baker is recognized and admired for being able to switch from high-powered sports lawyer to a loving dad very quickly. This New York triathlete has raised two sons on his own while balancing business, family, friends and fitness — and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He believes we should live, laugh and love everyday like it’s our last and always puts his kids first. Chuck’s 2014 goals include completing three Olympic-distance triathlons and staying healthy for the entire season.
Chuck Baker and family

Joe Dulay

Father to: Dominic (5)

In 2000, Joe Dulay of Fremont, Calif., had a ruptured blood vessel due to a condition called cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and he was left with one side of his body paralyzed. After a complicated surgery, he spent the next several months in rehab learning to walk again. Eleven years later he won the lottery to race in the Ironman World Championship in Kona — and he hasn’t looked back since. Joe is a role model to his son, Dominic, and together they enjoy playing outdoors. He's also a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach and enjoys helping others reach their dreams. In the new year, he hopes to go home and race the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in front of family and friends.
Joe Dulay and son

Tom Mangia

Father to: Aubrey (2)

Tom Mangia of Bloomington, Ind., can be found cycling in the basement while his daughter Aubrey sleeps, and when she’s awake, he’s there to do her hair and nails, cook meals and spend quality time with his family: from game night to books before bed. On top of balancing training, family, work and school, Tom had surgery a year ago to remove a tumor from his knee. Triathlon has helped him recover, and he looks forward to competing in the Carmel Marathon and Ironman 70.3 Muncie in 2014.
Tom Mangia and daughter

John Slyer

Father to: Ruby (10), Caroline (15) and Julia (18)

For John Slyer of Averill Park, N.Y., multisport is a family affair. John and his wife Kathy have involved their three daughters in triathlon from a young age. John is the founder of Skyhigh Multi-Sport Life Triathlon Club, and for the past nine years, he’s run a children’s summer camp to teach kids about the multisport life. Each year, he enjoys focusing his training and energy on two main events: Ironman Lake Placid and the Crystal Lake Triathlon. In the home and on the trails, John is recognized as a leader, motivator and mentor.
John Slyer and daughter

Dean Corrion

Father to: Grant (10) and Brianna (14)

In addition to training and competing in multisport events, Dean Corrion of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., volunteers at local races and school functions and involves his kids in everything he does. Dean trains in the morning before his kids are awake so he’s able to help with homework and enjoy family time in the evenings — whether biking to the pool, playing board games together or enjoying a backyard bonfire. And in his training group, he’s the go-to bike guru. Dean’s 2014 goals include racing in the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships with hopes to qualify for worlds in 2015.
Dean Corrion and family

Justin Nicol

Father to: Lily (9), Ezra (12) and Mason (18)

Mason Nicol can’t think of anyone more driven or harder working than his father, Justin Nicol, of Lake Stevens, Wash. And seeing him cross the finish line of his first ultra-distance race, Ironman Canada, was one of their family’s proudest moments. Justin makes sure there’s time to have dinner and hang out with his wife and three kids in the evening — and still finds time to squeeze in countless hours of training and work two jobs: full-time as a maintenance tech during the day and an official for the seven different hockey leagues, including the Western Hockey League, at night. He inspires those around him and is a true testament to what age-group triathlons and dedication are all about.
Justin Nicol and family

Kurt Woodward

Father to: Madi (11), Justin (16) and Tyler (19)

Those who know Kurt Woodward describe him as a rock star dad. Whether he’s getting his daughter ready for school, cheering his son on at cross country meets or cooking the family dinner, this Naperville, Ill., triathlete always manages to make his kids the top priority while fitting in one to three workouts a day and never missing a day of work. One of Kurt’s triathlon highlights from 2013 was racing each weekend of August including the Naperville Sprint Triathlon, USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, Pigman Half Ironman and Ironman Louisville.
Kurt Woodward and family

Gregory Garcia

Father to: Preston (6)

Gregory Garcia of Indianapolis, Ind., is described as a role model by friends, family and teammates. He’s a single father and co-founder of the tri club TRI-LOCO. Gregg started racing less than two years ago and has already completed more than 30 triathlons. His favorite way to train is running as his son Preston paces him on the bike. This year, in training for Ironman Louisville, Gregg raised more than $2,000 for his blind and deaf nephews, and next year, he’ll be racing Ironman Florida to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. USA Triathlon National Championships and ITU World Triathlon Chicago are also on his lineup for 2014 races.
Gregory Garcia and son