Meet Empire athlete Sara Bryant:
Sara has always been a strong runner. She ran high school track and cross country, both sports propelling her to be faster on the soccer pitch. This past November she ran the TCS NYC Marathon with a finish time of 3:33, a 25-minute personal record from her first NYC Marathon in 2010. As a result, she qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon. This impressive accomplishment came after an unfortunate IT band injury in September, giving her only six weeks to train for the marathon.
“It was actually the friends and teammates I met through Empire who allowed me to see that potential and encouraged me to go for it.”
After finishing her first marathon back in 2010 she was determined to find another sport that she equally loved. After trying many sports, she gave triathlon a shot and was instantly hooked!
She has competed in a few Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and is set to compete in two Ironman 70.3 races in 2017, in addition to the Chicago and Boston Marathons.
When asked about the future, Sara said she looks forward to winter training and a fun and challenging 2017 season!