Vitaliy Poyikhalo

Riverside, California

Main Focus
Bucket List RaceKona Ironman
Post-Race DrinkWater with fresh lemon juice, salt and MSM

Born on April 20, 1985 in Kiev, Ukraine. In August 2001 I was very fortunate to legally immigrate to USA - the best county in the world! In 2003 I have joined US Army, in some way out of the respect to this great nation and to fulfill my obligations for all the opportunities and freedom I received. Did 1 year deployment to Iraq and after 3 years active and 5 reserve I got out in 2011.
I always been very active with type A personality. In 2007 I started racing ATV Motocross, in 2014 I started to dominate in ATV MX and won 2015 PRO-AM West Coast Championship. In 2016 I moved up to Pro class and placed 2nd overall by points at the end of 2016 season.
In January 2018 I met Vincent "Vinny" Salcido (team Infinit member) who inspired me to become an Ironman. Thats when my triathlete training and story began. By now I have completed 11 races ranging from 10k run, half marathons, marathon, olympic triathlons, Escape from Alcatraz triathlon and Ironman 70.3 race. Currently training for Santa Rosa Ironman 2020.