What is Fast at Forty?
Fast at Forty was born while I was in the emergency room after crashing defending my title at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL. In the midst of my anger over not being able to finish the race and being somewhat delirious from the pain, I decided that in 2010 I would start a campaign to be the first 40 year old woman to win a triathlon World Championship and it would be called “Fast at Forty”. During my recuperation from my injuries, which included shoulder surgery, I realized that this was a fantastic opportunity to inspire women in their 40’s to work through their challenges, overcome obstacles and attain new goals. In particular, I want women to become active or hone their athletic skills, even if they have never done so before. The “fast” part of “Fast at Forty” does not imply that you need to be fast. It is meant to help women realize, even in your 40’s, you can be faster than you are now or ever have been. This website is not about weight loss. It is about learning how to enjoy an active lifestyle, no matter what sport you choose to participate in, and how to fit this new way of life into busy schedules. We will have unique information, updated regularly, that will help you get started. If you decide to sign up for your first race, we will be there every step of the way. Take a chance on yourself and get “Fast at Forty”.