AuthorMary Eggers

Today

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As the national anthem played, that feeling came over me. There is just something about listening to Star Spangled banner before a race that brings tears to my eyes. Every time. As I stood on that shore with 2000 people, I felt so happy. Happy that I got to be there, that I got to be part of this. That this swim bike run thing we do allowed me to be part of this worldwide family of sorts. People...

Odyssey SwimRUN Boston Race Report

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As the ferry pulled away from the dock, the most spectacular view of Boston was at hand. On this ferry were 50ish athletes. We were on our way to the very first Odyssey SwimRun Boston. Class of 2019. For Charlie and I this had been 18 months in the making. We signed up for this in winter of 2018. The race had to be postponed until 2019 due to the water temperature, and as luck would have it, it...

Starting over

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“I am embarrassed to tell you that I fell of the fitness wagon again” the text read. This was a text from a friend who claims he has begun his fitness routine at least 17 times over the past year. Nonsense. There isn’t starting over. Those 17 times were 17 times he chose to move over the past year (and there were many more). I don’t believe in a fitness wagon, and when...

Starting line

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All week I was eager to race the 50 freestyle. All week I was focusing on racing against Maggie, she was such a good swimmer and my times were equal, I had just never raced her. I couldn’t have been more than ten years old, it was the summer swim league. We belonged to a club called Hickory Hill. It suited me perfect. Tennis and swimming. Twenty five cent bomb pops at the gatehouse (we...

Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email valortri@gmail.com for more information!

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