I'm 48 y.o. Last year qualified for Kona at Ironman Muskoka finishing 2nd. I was born and raised in USSR. In 1991 defected from Belarus swim team in Germany. Lived in Germany until 2000 and moved to the US. Started doing triathlon training 4 years ago when i changed my life style and diet. It took me 3 Ironman races to get to Kona. I also do some marathons races. At recent Seattle marathon I BQ . I'm deaf person and well involved in Seattle deaf community with my main sponsor www.deaffriendly.com
Several marathons races with recent Boston qualification. Several Ironman 70.3, recently was 3rd overall in Half ironman Chellan, 4th in AG at Ironman 70.3 Whistler. in 2014 i was 11th in my AG at Ironman Mont Tremblant, 2nd at Ironman Muskoka in 2015.