“I look at Ironman sherpa’ing as 2 different jobs. My 1st priority is always my racer but as an Ironman Sherpa, it’s also about getting a few other people across the line too. Ultimately it’s hard to quantify the role, because it’s not measurable but you just hope you’re making somebody’s day a little bit easier.”
The Olympic moments that transcend time are not a result of meaningless coincidence. Every Olympian has earned their right to be there. The talent, skill, and fitness that separate one Olympian from another are often negligible. What separates the athletes who rise to the occasion from the ones who don’t is their ability to be in relationship with the moment, as it unfolds.
Colleen Peterson and Tina Whiteford have 2 things in common: they are both NYX athletes and race directors! Not only do we have tremendous appreciation for the people who make our sport possible, but we thought we might be able to learn something from their unique point of view.