Joshua Izumigawa

team nuun athlete

sport: running

Less than 3 years ago, I was just another SoCal beach bum. I surfed, played a lot of beach volleyball, softball and baseball and frequented the happy hours. Then in June of 2013, a challenge to do a sprint triathlon coupled with the fear of FOMO sprung me onto this journey into the world of endurance sports! Since crossing that finish line in 2013, I've gone on an endurance rampage and completed 17 triathlons including Ironman Florida. Racing is fun and there's a somewhat selfish and vain part to the process. But in partnering with the Children's Tumor Foundation charity, I found a higher purpose and a cause to race for. I learned more about the struggles of others and what I can do to raise awareness for those in need. I hope to use this newfound energy and inspiration to start racing for a cause going forward!

accomplishments:

Recently completed the Ironman Florida triathlon (11/7/2015). Completed 2 Half Ironman distance triathlons (Wildflower and Superfrog) Completed 3 Olympic distance triathlons (Wildflower, Big Rock, Malibu) Completed 11 Sprint distance triathlons (Special Olympics, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Castaic Lake, Catalina Island) Completed 1 Century cycling ride (Solvang's Finest) Completed 1 Full Marathon (Long Beach) Completed 3 Half Marathons (Disney Avengers, Boney Mountain Trail) Also include a couple championships in local area men's and coed slow pitch softball leagues and a local area baseball league. 2016 plans include: Surf City Half Marathon, LA Marathon, Ragnar LA to SD, OC Marathon, Ironman 70.3 Vineman, my standard local races (Redondo and Hermosa Beach triathlons) and many more!

Joshua's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Lemon+Lime

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