Throughout Mary’s 20 year triathlon career she’s set several amateur course records, raced in elite categories, secured overall wins at almost every distance, qualified for the Hawaii Ironman three times and has enjoyed the honor of being named a USAT All American several times. Because of her longtime involvement in the sport, her solid reputation as a triathlete, coach and human being, Mary is a positive ambassador for several companies that have lent their support to her as an athlete.
Best times per distance:
- 5k; 20:05
- Sprint Distance: 1:09.00
- Intermediate Distance Tri: Hamlin Beach 2002 2:12.19
- 70.3: 4:48
- Ironman 10:58
Mary and her husband Curt own the Valor Triathlon Project, a Rochester based coaching company. For more on what Valor can offer click here.
Mary also helped raise $100,000 for Teens Living With Cancer through her creative “Duel in the Pool” challenge. This season she raced both Lance Armstrong and Craig Alexander. And defeated BOTH! Most importantly her efforts helped to expand the two-person organization to Buffalo, where Roswell Park has embraced the programs and welcomes TLC with open arms.
Mary is also passionate about cycling safety and after the recent loss of her friend has become an advocate for Rochester’s Share the Road Initiative. Using her voice and her platform in the community to make positive changes is important to her.
Married to one of Western New York’s top male triathletes Curt Eggers, this dynamic duo is not only active in the multisport community, but passionate about programs such as Lose the Training Wheels, which helps children with special needs learn to ride two wheel bikes. The Eggers’ are often found at races competing as a family…. as their son is also a XC runner.
Mary has been a Registered Nurse since 2001, and specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She is currently an Instructor of Nursing at Monroe Community College and continues to hone her clinical skills in Pediatric Emergency. She holds a Masters of Nursing Education degree in addition to her RN.