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Favorite Local Races Of The Pros

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published May 1, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC
Photo: Andrew Loehman


Kelly Williamson
Based in: Austin, Texas
Results: 2012 Ironman 70.3 Texas champion

“I am going to go for Skeese Greets Triathlon (Skeesegreetstri.com). It’s run by Stacy Keese, who is the wife of the ‘Jack’ of Jack & Adams bike shop. She has a greeting card company, and every spring she puts on an all-women’s tri. It’s a 300-meter swim, 11-mile bike and 2-mile run. I love this race. It encourages all women of all ages, shapes and sizes to come out and partake. It is an awesome, nonjudgmental environment for women, especially first-timers, and the distances are that which even if you have never even considered a triathlon, you can wrap your head around. Given all the super-competitive races that I do all year, there is nothing better than doing Stacy’s race, as it takes me back to why I started these things 10 years ago—because they are fun!”

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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