Past Races

11/20/2022 IRONMAN Arizona
07/31/2022 Ironman 70.3 Maine
06/26/2022 Ironman 70.3 Lubbock
05/30/2022 CapTex TRI
10/24/2021 70.3 Ironman Waco 17th AG
09/18/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 79th AG
07/11/2021 Tri-Waco South-Central Olympic Distance Regional Championship
06/27/2021 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon 2nd AG
05/31/2021 CapTex Tri 1st AG
04/11/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Texas 4th AG

Aaron Shapley

Austin, Texas

Main FocusTriathlon
Bucket List RaceIronman Switzerland
Post-Race DrinkA Cold Brew
Off-Day ActivityOff-Day?

Triathlon has become a lifestyle over the past 3-4 years. I'm an ex-collegiate swimmer and have always been physically competitive and enjoyed pushing myself. I'm asked why I continue to do it by co-workers, family, and friends all the time, and if I'm honest I ask myself that at times too. I certainly do it for the typical reasons - stay in shape, be an example for my kids, offset my bad habits. But a big "why" is that I know I can do better (and as an aging athlete the opportunities to say that grow fewer each year). Triathlon is a 3-D puzzle that can change shape as you race. Results are a culmination of the training, the nutrition, the recovery, the taper, the course - water chop and temp, pavement, hills, shade, the elements, the fueling, the gear, the chafing, the pacing, the cadence, the watts, and the mental toughness to adapt and push across the line. No such thing as a "perfect" race, but the pursuit of it keeps me going.