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Welcome At-Large Board Member Kevin February 24, 2013

Posted by triracers in Archived.
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Kevin Prendergast is a marketing consultant with financial services clients in the Des Moines area and Atlanta, and partner in a silk-screen printing company.  He and his wife Kathy live in the Saylorville area and have two married sons and 4 young grandkids.  Kevin is very active in his church, Capitol City Baptist Church in Saylorville, serving as board chairman and teaching a Bible study with “nearly and newly” marrieds.

Kevin became involved in triathlon after his church sponsored a 5k run.  He had a bet with Pastor Mark and began running again (after a looong break from high school track).  His first tri was the Cy-Man in 2006 where he admits he had no idea what he was doing, and was tempted to ask if he could bring a lawn chair into transition.  He and Mark then joined the TriRacer program at the Ankeny Y and TriRacers club.  He learned so much from the training and club members that he did the Hy-Vee Tri and was hooked.  He did all of the local races and then stepped up to Ironman 70.3 races in Branson and then Racine WI.  Last year he decided it was time to do the Ironman as he wasn’t getting any younger.  He and son Kyle did the Florida Ironman in Panama City Beach, FL in November, 2012.  Kevin is quick to tell others that if he can do it, anyone can do it, if you’re willing to train.  He has encouraged numerous people to do triathlons, putting together 10 tri teams of people new to triathlon over the years.    He plans to do all of the local area races as well as the Kansas Ironman 70.3 in June and qualified for the Hy-Vee U.S. 5150 Championship for 2 reasons, he claims:  Half of those in his age group use canes or walkers… but really because another TriRacer was hollering encouragement at the end of the race last year when he was ready to walk a bit on the last hill. He managed to pass one more person in his age group which was how he qualified for the championship this year.  That’s what being a TriRacer is all about—encouraging each other and helping each other any way we can.

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