Meet Ironman Champion. American record holder. Professional Saucony triathlete. Basically the most bada** woman we know. If that doesn’t catch your attention, we don’t know what will. Want to learn more about Linsey Corbin? Read on.
How did you get into triathlons?
I came from a running background (high school and early college) and was looking for my next challenge. I went on a bike tour with my parents - riding bikes from Spokane, Washington across the state to Seattle. I fell in love with riding. At that point I knew I could run, I knew I could ride. Why not try a triathlon? I was hooked after my first one!
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
I think every time you start a race you’re taking a risk. You put yourself in a vulnerable position for failure, which can be scary at the time. The bigger the risk, the greater the rewards.
How do you reduce stress daily and before big races?
Try to remain calm, cool and collected. Deep breaths. Review my past training to know that I am “ready.” Repeat the phrase: Thankful for opportunity.
What drives you?
To test my own personal limits. I want to be the best version of me. I keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible – I think that is what keeps me coming back for more.
What would you tell your 21 year old self today?
Sport presents you with a crazy journey and adventure filled road that is full of many high points, and equally as many low points. It is all about managing and persevering the low points and enjoying every moment of the high points.
Dark chocolate, micro brews (currently pilsners!), shopping and vintage cowboy boots.
What advice would you give someone who wants to pursue running or triathlons at the next level, and possibly beyond?
Have fun with it. Anyone can train hard; make sure you train smart. If you are passionate enough about running and work hard (and smart!) then anything is possible. The sky is the limit – dream big to motivate you to keep chasing your dreams. Anything is possible!
By: Linsey Corbin, #SauconyRacing Triathlete