I am Jennifer Russell, a 33 year old from Belton, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. I attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. I am the Vice President of Business Development at UMB Bank. My hobbies consist of triathlons, marathons, hiking, traveling, and watching my 2 children participate in their competitive sporting events.
I have been doing triathlons for 3 years. I had been running full and half marathons for a few years and swam in high school. I joined triathlons when I heard of an organization “WIN for KC” that organized an all-women’s triathlon that sounded like a lot of fun! After completing the race, I was officially hooked on triathlons!
My best event is the running portion of the sport. Getting up at 5:00 am to train is essential to have a work/life balance and to ensure I do not miss any of my children’s events in the evenings. This will be my first year participating in the Hy-Vee Tri. I am extremely excited about it! I have friends who have participated in this race and cannot say enough great things about it. My hope is to have a smooth race and a ton of fun! My prediction is to achieve my best Olympic Tri time.