Brandon Kerkstra

Primary Discipline: Triathlon
Other Disciplines: Mountain Biking
Birth Year: 1967
City Of Residence: Grand Rapids
Favorite Race: Xterra Off Road Triathlons - These are my favorite as they are difficult and include Mountain Biking and Trail Running since these are really my favorite disciplines. Additionally, the group that I found to train and compete with is among the most inclusive and positive I have ever found.

Biggest Accomplishments

I continue to have fun training and racing - meeting my main goal, but also continue to improve in the competitions as well. I was also able to compete in the Xterra World Championship in Italy in 2022 as well as finish well in my first Ironman 70.3,


Focus on enjoying the sport and training, then find a great, positive group to participate with. Try hard not to get discouraged or be too hard on yourself when things don't always go, or improve like you might hope. If you are finding enjoyment, the other goals will come.

If I'm Not Competing...

Training (Not always as focused as I probably should, but having fun), Sailing, Working hard for Management Solutions Group, and Traveling.

One Thing You Don't Know About Me:

I have done a lot of solo and shorthanded sailing throughout my life.


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