Her Story: Sabrina Gatlin

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Sabrina Gatlin
Atlanta , Ga.

Age: 34

Sports: Triathlon, adventure racing, hiking, whitewater paddling, yoga

Profession: Beverage marketer

How I got started in sports: I completed an Outward Bound course while in college, and it instilled in me a love of the outdoors. After college I became a wilderness instructor, teaching teens mountain biking, rock climbing and backpacking. At the same time, I began competing in duathlons, and eventually triathlons and adventure races.

Favorite spot to be active: Sweetwater Creek State Park in Douglasville, Ga.

Life/sport philosophy: Its about the journey and knowing Ill learn something new about myself in pursuit of each goal.

Athletic highlights: Finishing the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin injury-free in less than 14 hours. Finishing the 20-hour Raging Russell Adventure Race in northern Georgia.

Athletic goals: To improve my bike splits and master whitewater kayaking.

Favorite fuel: A toasted bagel topped with peanut butter, banana slices and honey.

Favorite indulgence: Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

When I'm not running or cycling, I'm: Playing guitar and writing songs or goofing off with my two dogs, Calixta and Fiver.

Other interesting facts: I've been a vegetarian for 15 years.

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