Diane Howell

San Diego, California

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Trail Running, Aquabike, Aquathon, Duathlon, Skiing
Bucket List RaceIronman World Championship
Post-Race DrinkInfinit to get my electrolyte levels in check and avoid crashing + water + (good) beer
Off-Day Activitywatch my kids play sports, walk the dog, watch football with my hubby + gardening

Born and raised in the birthplace of triathlon, San Diego, CA. I surf and used to race boats competitively for 25 years. I've raced triathlon since 2007, been on Team USA for Triathlon, All American with Honors, All World Athlete, Silver, been on multiple local, state and international triathlon and bike teams. Raced collegiate.

How Triathlon Shaped My Life
Freed myself and 3 kids from domestic violence, was a single mom + 2 jobs + podiumed in triathlon, kept my house, our dog, rabbit and somehow sanity. I was featured by Prevention Magazine and Iron Man did a TV interview about me for the World Championships. Triathlon helped me gain my mental strength, enough to get myself and kids out. It saved our lives and I'm very committed to it.

I'm also very committed to Infinite because it's changed how I race, train and think about fuel on and off the course. It's natural and I feel like I have a friend with me always, you're just a phone call away and I thank you for that. Triathlon is a team sport in training and in transition, helping others is what it's all about, there's strength in unity and a better athlete when we are all as strong as we can be. During the race, it's about the road to the finish, with honor, with respect for team, competitors, sponsors. Off the course, it's more about the journey and respect to each person's personal journey and to represent the team and sponsors as if you owned the team and as if you owned the brand. I've invented sports-related products, taken them to market and sold my business so I understand what goes into giving birth to a brand it's someone's baby and I deeply respect that.