Having been a part of the Triathlon world for more than 20+ years, Kim Michael-Lee has placed 3rd in a ½ Ironman and 1st place in the Naperville Spring Triathlon which is for Ovarian Cancer; the first triathlon that she tried years ago.
She is a CPA, CFO professionally and keeps a tight calendar for the triathlon life which she finds is well worth it in the end. She enjoys water skiing, swimming, and running which she has done most of her childhood.
She is a returning athlete to the Hy-Vee Triathlon and finds that the volunteers and community are what truly makes the event so memorable.
She got started in Triathlons because it was recommended to her by her doctor. She had been having leg problems from running for so long so her doctor recommended that she try triathlons for more cross training.
Kim has been a part of many triathlons over the past 20+ years but her most memorable would be the 2013 June Sprint Triathlon in Naperville, IL. This was the first ever triathlon that she had done many years ago and in 2013 she placed 1st in it. This race means a lot to Kim because of the fact that it is an all-women’s race and it is for Ovarian Cancer. In 2013 when she placed 1st at the race her mother-in-law was there to watch her and cheer her on; her mother-in-law then died five days later.
Peanut butter sandwich, banana, half cup of coffee, and a bottle of water are pre-race meal musts before each triathlon Kim does.
She loves to train in the mornings because it gets her day started off on the right foot. She especially loves to swim, and it doesn’t matter what time of day. If she had a preference for training she would swim in the morning because when the sun is up it makes her feel warm even if the water is freezing.