Nationality: American

Hometown: Grand Haven, Michigan

First Triathlon: Reed’s Lake Triathlon, Grand Rapids, MI.

Favorite distance: Olympic

Career highlight: Qualifying for my elite license at the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis in July, 2010.

Race wheels: Rolf Prima TdF58’s

Nickname: Abbs

Favorite race: Chicago Triathlon

Favorite place to train: Grand Haven, MI. I like that there is Lake Michigan to run along and swim in. Plus there are some great places to ride along the lakeshore passing beautiful houses and cottages!

What I dread about race day: Having to eat when I am nervous before my race.

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: I would choose Will Smith because I think he is a great actor. I am curious what it would be like to have a conversation with him! 

Favorite food: Hot wings, pizza, ice cream

My next vacation will be: Miami, Florida, although I have to race when I am there of course!

Additional thoughts: I love that triathlons attract people of many different ages and backgrounds. It is fun to find something in common with a wide range of people!