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My name is Matt Yonkey and I am thrilled to be representing 3 Disciplines Racing as one of their sponsored athletes! 2016 will mark my 5th year as a triathlete. A long look in the mirror 5 years ago revealed a young man, with a young family, overweight, unhealthy and inactive. This is never how I had envisioned myself, so I set forth to recapture my health, and to set a positive example for my children. For so many years I had always been inspired by triathletes and a sport that requires both mental and physical toughness, and that from the "outside world" seems almost impossible to tackle. I challenged myself by registering for a sprint triathlon and worked hard to get race ready. The self-pride of finishing, the thrill of competition and the overall atmosphere of the event were infectious and I wanted more. Through a lot of hard work I am no longer that same person that looked in the mirror 5 years ago. I have since lost 80 lbs, completed numerous running events, including two marathons, and raced in many sprint and Olympic distance triathlons where I have found continued success as I train with more focus and dedication. I plan to continually challenge myself and look forward to hopefully inspiring others to join in this awesome sport.
I know there are a lot of people out there who find themselves in the position that I was 5 years ago. I want you to know that you can accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself if you are willing to put in the work. Triathlon is a sport for everyone, not just the ultra fit. A 3 Disciplines event is an all-inclusive event. People of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities are there on race day. If you find yourself questioning whether you can do a triathlon or not, please know that you can. I believe in you. If you need some extra encouragement, please contact me through 3 Disciplines. I would be happy to provide mentorship or just to answer any questions you have to help you reach your goals.
Rick and Maddy Van Beek
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