Will Hood is out first Athlete Spotlight ever! His amazing story is here!
What first interested you in the sport of triathlon?
I think I have always been in awe of triathletes. The ability to swim, bike, and run as triathletes do, it amazes me and still does: the speed and endurance, Wow!
Tell us a little about your first triathlon.
My first tri was the Cooper Sprint. I did it mostly because a co-worker challenged me. I finished and was immediately bitten by the tri-bug.
Who motivates you the most in life?
My parents are a very large influence. I love and owe them so much. I also look a lot to historical figures who have sacrificed for the good of our future. Be it healthcare, business, spirituality, politics, athletes, community… the list goes on, but, it is my God whom I speak to daily!
Who is your biggest supporter?
My biggest support is family, and by family I include those who may not be blood related but those who care. I need/soak it all in.
Most embarrassing race moment?
My most embarrassing race moment came at Texasman. As I was coming out of the water, Kristen Codish volunteered as a stripper, she nearly stripped more than just my wet suit. To add salt to the embarrassing wound, I saw her on the run and she and I had a little laugh.
What are your triathlon goals for the upcoming years?
Goals for me are simple….do better than the year before.
Words of wisdom for new triathletes?
Words to a new athlete….join a tri-club. Stephanie Mello and Valeri Gross introduced me to FTC and I can safely say it has been one of the best decisions for my personal improvement, not only as an athlete but as a person. These are really genuine people.