Friday, February 1, 2013

Top Triathletes to Visit Fort Collins

Top professional triathletes Mary Beth Ellis, Julie Dibens, and Michael and Amanda Lovato will visit CSU on Tuesday February 4th, for the Ramin' With the Pros event, offering advice and training tips. The event will be held at CSU Plant Sciences building, Room C101 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

This is a no-cost event, so feel free to bring friends to support the Northern Colorado triathlon community!

Mary Beth Ellis finished fifth in the 2012 Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She holds the record for the fastest female Ironman debut and fastest Ironman by an American woman, at 8:43:34. She is a member of Team TBB and has won six Ironman triathlons and multiple IM 70.3s.

Julie Dibens finished 3rd in her debut at the Ironman World Championships in 2010. She has won the Ironman 70.3 Worlds (2009) and the Xterra World Championships (2007-2009). Like her fellow pros Mary Beth Ellis, Michael Lovato, and Amanda Lovato, she lives and trains in Boulder.

Michael Lovato is a three-time Ironman champion and has compiled an impressive pro resumé with three top-ten finishes at the Ironman World Championships. He coaches triathletes in his spare time. He alternately resides in Boulder, Colorado, and Austin, Texas with his wife, fellow professional Amanda.

Amanda Lovato began as a track athlete and after captaining her collegiate team took up triathlon. She has notched four top-ten Ironman finishes and multiple Ironman 70.3 wins. She resides with her husband Michael and helps run Lovato Coaching, the couple's joint venture.

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