Paul Raynes

Primary Discipline: Running, Triathlon
Other Disciplines: Triathalon, Road Racing
Birth Year: 1957
City Of Residence: Richland
Favorite Race: Running: Borgess and Kalamazoo Klassic - because of tradition and first races I ever entered in the late 70's early 80's. Multi-Sport: smaller well organized local team events.

Biggest Accomplishments

I've been an endurance sport athlete since 1977 - so, longevity! On the podium a lot over the years - running and multi-sport. After being an over-weight teenager (for sure not a long distance runner), I'm most proud of sub 18 minute 5K racing while in my 30's. Not super fast, but a huge achievement all things considered. Also, I quit running for 4 years (2003-2007) and focused on cycling. I accomplished the best cycling of my life at age 46-50 and have been able to hang on to most of that as I've integrated back into multi-sport. So, recreating myself is a big accomplishment and helps me stay fresh. I have no desire to quit competitive endurance sports - I'll just recreate myself.


Get good advice, progress consciously, train smart not harder and take the time to enjoy the journey - do more than one thing. Put many tools in the tool belt. Establish a healthy relationship with your passion - own it, don't let it own you. With purposeful training, your achievement will be more than expected.

If I'm Not Competing...

Maintenance training, foot-hiking, training others, supporting and taking care of the health needs of others.

One Thing You Don't Know About Me:

I'm actually 5'4'' not 5'4 1/4" :)


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