Malone Coaching

2015 Athlete Profiles

Name: Manuel E. Cintrón (Manny)

Goal race for the year: PPD B2B Half

Years with Malone Coaching: 6 moths on & off

Random thoughts: Way too many!

Profession: CTA coordinator at AMECO

Originally from: Puerto Rico

Currently live: Simpsonville, SC





Name: Phil North

Your goal race for the year: Age group national championship and ironman Mont Tremblant 

Years with Malone Coaching: New this year

Random thoughts: My children did their first triathlon around 2002 when they were 7 and 9.  It took them five years to pressure me into doing my first race. Katie coached daughter, Alexandra, for Age Group Nationals a few years ago.

Profession: Nuclear Engineering Manager at Oconee Nuclear Station. 

Originally from:  Atlanta more than anywhere else. Graduated from Georgia Tech. Born in Wisconsin. 

Currently live: Easley





Name:  Brian Norton

Goal race for the year:  I just completed the Publix Marathon in Atlanta.  I’ll probably look to do another marathon in the fall.

Years with Malone Coaching:1

Random thoughts:  Most of my thoughts are random and are better left between my ears.

Profession:Structural Engineer

Originally from:Stone Mountain, GA

Currently live:  Simpsonville, SC




Name: Will Fowler


Goal race for the year: Chattanooga 70.3 & Augusta 70.3

Years with Malone Coaching: 1st year

Random thoughts: I got hooked on triathlons 2 years ago after my first race @ Paris Island.  I am married to a wonderful wife, Mary Catherine who let’s me do all sorts of boyish adventures.  We have 3 energetic kids Anna Cate (7), Caroline (5), and Thomas (1).  We are both Clemson Alumni, and love Clemson and the upstate of SC.  I have loved training with Katie.  The added accountability has been fantastic.  I am looking forward to a fun and successful year!

Profession: Entrepreneur- Owner of Distinctive Outdoors - hardscapes and outdoor living spaces

Originally from: Lexington, SC

Currently live: Lexington, SC




Name:  Eric Boggess 


Goal race for the year:  Lurray International Triathlon on 08/15/2015

Years with Malone Coaching: 7 1/2 years

Random thoughts:  I have loved having Katie as a coach. She's kept me healthy for a very long time and as competitive as any age grouper could hope for, especially one like me who has always struggled to balance being a husband and father of two travel soccer players.

I'm not as lucky as Katie's local athletes, so I don't get the benefit of all of Katie's group runs, rides, and swim instruction. But, she's been available and helpful online and by phone and I've been very happy with my training. If anything, I feel guilty I haven't been able to dedicate more time and effort to my training. Six days a week of training and 5 races a year is about all I can muster while still meeting my responsibilities to my family.

Profession:  IT Consultant

Originally from:  Silver Spring, MD

Currently live:  Arlington, VA





Name: Kimberley Westbury  


Goal race for the year: Ironman Chattanooga 

Years with Malone Coaching: 8

Random thoughts: - I raced Inline Speedskates for K2 Skates 2004 - 2005

Profession: Graphic Designer

Originally from: Beaufort, SC

Currently live: Greenville, SC




Name: Joanna Eubanks


Goal race for the year: IM Wisconsin

Years with Malone Coaching: First year

Random thoughts: I love being outdoors and spending time with the family.

Profession: Mother of 3 boys and Owner of Emerald City Bikes

Originally from: Northfield, NJ

Currently live: Greenwood, SC




Name: Michael Vaccaro          


Goal race for the year: Ironman Louisville 

Years with Malone Coaching: 2 years

Random thoughts: Love the challenge of long distance racing.  Often reflect on this quote after a race: "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened". Dr. Seuss. 

Profession: Nurse

Originally from: Davenport, Iowa

Currently live: Charlotte, NC





Name: Bubba Gillis  


Goal race for the year: Challenge Atlantic City 1.5 to 2 hours faster than last year

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: l have been told my whole life what l cannot do. I always respond with "watch me." Especially after knee surgery number 3. Also overcame not knowing how to swim, panic attack in pool at Paris Island and shoulder surgery. And getting hit by car while running 20 years ago.

Profession: Packing and shipping furniture

Originally from: Waycross, Ga.

Currently live: Hilton Head Island, SC





Name: Rachel Crunk                         

Goal race for the year: Worlds 70.3

Years with Malone Coaching: 2 

Random Thoughts: I just have a love hate relationship with racing. When I retire may become a professional athlete, if there is like a 60 year old division…

Profession: Owner of Technology Solutions of Charleston. Specializing in IP Video Surveillance, Access Control and Network Infrastructure.

 Originally from: Long Island, NY

 Currently live in: Mt. Pleasant, SC




Name: Ben Atkins 


Goal race for the year: Lake Logan Half and Ironman Florida

Years with Malone Coaching: 2 going on 3

Random thoughts: I was born for a storm and the calm does not suit me

Profession: VP of Operations at Kyle Atkins Financial Group, CEO of Grooming and Style for myself, Feller of trees, Slayer of Wildlife, Husband to One, Father of 3, Teacher of the boys Sunday School Class ages 7-9, Drinker from the Fountain of Wisdom and World Famous Song Lyrics Remembrance Specialist

Originally from: The Entertainment Capital of Spartanburg County- Cowpens SC

Currently live: the metropolis of Mayo SC




Name:Stephanie Hance                                   

Goal race for the year: Ironman Chattanooga (First time Ironman!)

Years with Malone Coaching: New

Random thoughts: I've been swimming competitively since I was 9 years old!  I swam all the way through college (at a D3 school) and my best event was the 200 backstroke

Profession: Quality Engineer for Michelin. I've done a handful of jobs in my 5 years at Michelin, but I currently work in the Raw Material Supplier Relations group

Originally from: Noblesville, IN

Currently live: Greenville, SC




Name:Jenny Davidson 


Goal race for the year: Ironman Chattanooga

Years with Malone Coaching: New

Random thoughts: I'd like to ride my bike across a continent.

Profession: Drafter at a Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Firm

Originally from: Watertown, WI

Currently live: Greenville, SC



Name:John Davidson                      


Goals:  Ironman Chattanooga, 2015

Years with Malone Coaching:  New!

Random Thoughts:  Excited to travel this journey to IM with the love of my life - Jenny Davidson.

Profession:  Tire Research Engineer, Michelin North America.

Originally From:  Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Currently live:  Greenville, SC





Name: Paul Zimmerman     


Goals - To qualify for Boston Marathon and do the Chattanooga 70.3 this May.

Years with Malone Coaching- New this year!

Random- I’ve always been active via tennis, cycling but added serious running in the summer of 2012. My first race was the Tryon Half Marathon. Started working with Malone Coach in July of 2014 and the difference has been beyond noticeable. Looking forward to continuing the journey.

Profession- I’m a Rosarian. I work in the field of Garden Roses in many different areas. I’m the US licensing agent for several overseas rose breeders. I consult public and private gardens including Biltmore Estate where I’m also director of their International Rose Trials. I’m a writer including articles, the Fine Gardening Rose Blog on their website and my book Everyday Roses was published by Taunton Press. Lastly I’m also working with several companies creating original rose plant product lines.

Originally grew up in Miami, Florida.

Currently living in Campobello, SC





Name: Richard Dacey    


Goal race for the year:  Raleigh 70.3

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: I like watching and attending sporting events and eating

Profession: I'm a process engineer

Originally from: Greenville but born in Brooklyn, NY

Currently live: Simpsonville





Name: Troy Harman   


Goal race for the year: Assault on Mount Mitchell & ORAMM (Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell)

Years with Malone Coaching: 5

Random thoughts: I am a practical joker. *(he is also a great photographer)

Profession: Computer programmer

Originally from: Aiken, SC

Currently live: Spartanburg, SC





Name: Chris Crecente                                     

Goal race for the year: Myrtle Beach Marathon to qualify for Boston! *(Maybe a little 100 mile running race and B2B Iron Distance.)

Years with Malone Coaching: 3

Random thoughts: I climb mountains and brew beer

Profession: Software engineer

Originally from: Mauldin, SC

Currently live: Simpsonville, SC





Name: Margaret Marrano   


Goal race for the year: NYC Marathon to qualify for Boston

Years with Malone Coaching: 4

Random thoughts: *(She loves animals and has a bird and a sweet dog.) I do pet therapy visits and transport rescue animals.

Originally from: Brooklyn, NY

Currently live: Staten Island, NY





Name: Kelly Danias                                           

Goal race for the year: Lake Logan Half IM

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: If I had any free time I'd load up on books from the library to read in my lawn chair.

Profession: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society working with blood cancer patients.

Originally from: Bradford, PA

Currently live: Irmo, SC





Name: Kim Parenti                                            

Goal race for the year: IM Chattanooga 70.3

Years with Malone Coaching: First Year

Random thoughts:I enjoying hiking, outdoor concerts, reading, and my niece and two nephews when I'm not training. 

Profession: I am an elementary teacher.

Originally from: Erie, PA

Currently live: Greenville, SC





Name: Lisa Anderson                                       

Goal race for the year: I would like to run a sub 20 min 5k and sub 41 min 10k which is something I haven't done in over 20 years. I also plan to race bikes off road this year which is something else I have done in 15 years.

Years with Malone Coaching: 8

Random thoughts: I love racing and have a disease called Neurofibromatosis

Profession: Director of Exercise Rehab for Ross Chiropractic. I serve as the volunteer “herder” for the World Triathlon Corporation- specifically as the Volunteer Director for Ironman Chattanooga and Chattanooga 70.3

Originally from: Salisbury, NC

Currently live: Ooltewah, TN




Name:Carol Brunson                                                            

Goal race for the year: Ironman Louisville

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: I enjoy learning new sports and meeting new people. Brad Fraedrich and I started on the same day at BMW (December 3, 2001).

Profession: I work at BMW, but I don’t build cars!

Currently live: SC has been my home state since the day I was born.





Name: Steve Erwin                                           

Goal race for the year: Augusta 70.3

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: Came late in life to triathlon but having a blast!

Profession: Software

Originally from: Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL moved around a lot (Army brat) but settled in ATL area through college, went to Pittsburgh then came back South to SC.

Currently live: Seneca, SC





Name: Becky Arndt 


Goal race for the year: Myrtle Beach Marathon to qualify for Boston; age group award in the SC Triathlon Series; second Half Ironman triathlon at the Lake Logan Half

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: I played college basketball at NAIA Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI

Profession: Physical Therapist and Sports Certified Specialist at Proaxis Therapy

Originally from: Wilton, WI

Currently live: Greer, SC





Name: Robert Boyle                                         

Goal race for the year: complete a full ironman – Beach to Battleship!

Years with Malone Coaching: 2

Random thoughts: I'm a proud husband to a beautiful bride and a proud parent to two awesome twin girls

Profession: I am a stay-at-home dad.  So, when I am not training I am getting my teenaged kids from place to place.  I am also teaching them how to drive.

Originally from: Upstate New York

Currently live: Spartanburg



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