We recognize our athletes achievements which help build team spirit and inspire athletic advancement.
Meet Empire Tri Athlete Roberta Muricy:
When an athlete tries a new sport, the traditional route would be to start with a short distance race and build up. This was not the case for Roberta. Her first triathlon was the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro in 2015. Her strong swim and run background helped her attain a respectable 6:12 finish time, with only 2 months of training!
Roberta was born to be a swimmer. From a very young age she was fearless in the pool. Swimming, her strongest of the three sports, has certainly helped her obtain a strong lead needed to edge out the competition in many races. Since joining the Empire Tri Club in 2017 Roberta has spent plenty of time up on that podium representing the club!
This past August Roberta competed in her first Sprint distance race at the ITU Montreal World Triathlon. Race expectations were low for Roberta who’s been struggling with a labrum issue on her right hip for the past year. Her main goal, no walking! Not only did she not walk, she took 3rd place in her age group and 10th female overall.
This month she will finish her season with a Duathlon in Central Park. We wish her all the best and look forward to off season training with Roberta.