Meet the Staff: Margaret


University City staff member Margaret grew up in St. Louis and ran cross country and track at Kirkwood High School. She credits her dad for getting her into running and has begun to participate in triathlons after spending a year abroad (2010-2011) and joining a swim team in Belgium. Margaret has completed several Olympic distance triathlons and one Half Ironman. She is looking to get faster this spring!

A substitute teacher in the Kirkwood School District, she will be teaching French full time at Lindbergh High School in the spring. She is currently receiving her Masters in Teaching from Lindenwood University and loves to travel, read, cook and hang out with friends.



Gear By Margaret:

Training Shoe: Brooks Ghost, I have loved them for years!
Racing Shoes: My tri running shoe is the Brooks PureCadence, but I’m also looking forward to road race in the New Balance Zantes.
Apparel: I wear my (staff designed) Running Nerd shirt with pride and the Brooks clothing line always fits really well!
Favorite Distance to race: Olympic Tri– 1,500 meter swim; 40k (25 mile) bike, and a 10k run
Nutrition: CHOCOLATE GU! It tastes like frosting!
Can’t Run Without: A good mantra. Favorite: I am strong and I am lucky to run in this beautiful world.