I am Alexandra Economy, a 26 year old from Winona, Minnesota. I went to University of Wisconsin – Stout and am now a Hy-Vee Dietitian in Winona. I grew up in Esko, Minnesota where I played soccer, ran track.
I have been participating in triathlons for 4 years. I joined the triathlon sport in result of breaking my foot in college. While I had that injury I was forced to exercise in the pool. There, I made new friends and became a decent swimmer, so I decided to sign up for a triathlon.
My best event is the swimming portion. I’m not a morning person, so I prefer to train in the afternoon. I will get up for a morning workout if I have a friend that will join me. My most memorable finish was during the summer of 2012, I had convinced my good friend Marcel to participate in the Hy-Vee Tri and even though we started at different times we were able to cheer each other on as we crossed paths throughout the course. However, the most memorable part was when Marcel finally caught up to me at the very end and we were able to run across the blue carpet and finish together.