Richard VanMeter

 

OCCUPATION:  Analyst, Navy Recruiting Command

AGE GROUP:  Male, 50-54

SPORTS:  Triathlon, Road Racing

YEARS IN MULTISPORT:  15

YEARS BEING A TERRAPIN:  11

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A TERRAPIN:  Camaraderie, Team Training, Parties

 

FUN FACTS:  2013 Arlington (TN) Doughnut Eating Champion

BIGGEST CHALLENGE:  Weight / Stop Eating

 

MOST MEMORABLE RACE:  2007 Ironman Florida – Not only my first Ironman but Henry Forrest cut through the run course to personally congratulate me for finishing.  Henry was one of fifteen who competed in the first Ironman in 1978 and passed away less than a year after the race.

 

FAVORITE RIDING ROUTE:  Arlington to Mason

FAVORITE RUNNING ROUTE:  Around Arlington / Wolf River Greenway

FAVORITE RACE:  Any race with Keith & Nick.

 

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ironman Florida (2007 & 2009),

Seven Marathons (St Jude Memphis x 4, Marine Corps x 2, Richmond),

Tough Mudder Poplar Bluff

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2007 Cats Iron Mountain Man Half Triathlon, 1st – Master Clydesdale

2010 Natchez Trace Adventure Race, 2nd – Two Person Coed Long Distance

2011 Belleplain Triathlon, 3rd – Age Group

2012 Showman Shooter Triathlon, 3rd – Clydesdale

2014 Chilly Chili 5K, 3rd – Age Group

 

UPCOMING GOALS:  Get back into triathlons.