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The winner of the Miss Triathlete.com for the month of July is Krista S. of Boulder, Colo. You chose Krista with your votes! The win means that she is a finalist for the Title of Miss Triathlete.com 2011. Krista will also get $100 to spend on the TYR gear of her choice. The next five finishers will move on to August voting. Click here to view all of the July entrants. Click here to learn how to enter the August contest. The deadline for entry is Aug. 23.
We chatted with Krista to learn more about the personality behind the beauty:
Triathlete.com: How long have you been competing in triathlons?
Krista: I have been competing in triathlons for about 10 years. Before getting into triathlon I ran track and cross country at the University of New Orleans.
Triathlete.com: What is your proudest accomplishment in the sport?
Krista: My proudest accomplishment as a triathlete was my breakthrough year in 2006. I qualified for Ironman Hawaii at Vineman 70.3 and raced Hawaii as my first Ironman in 11.5 hours. That same year I placed 10th overall at the Best of the US Amateur Triathlon competition and achieved a PR of 2:17 in the Olympic distance. I went on to qualify for Ironman Hawaii again in 2007 and 2008 at Eagleman 70.3 and the inaugural Ironman China.
Triathlete.com: What does it mean to you to move on as a finalist in the contest?
Krista: Triathlete magazine’s swimsuit contest is a fun way to celebrate the physical benefits you can achieve through triathlon training and an active lifestyle. My goal is to be a positive role model to other women. Being a finalist in this contest required voting from others and it was exciting to get so much support from friends, family and other athletes.
Triathlete.com: Do you have a background in modeling?
Krista: Not professionally, but I have been in sponsor photo shoots, Spinervals workout videos and professional video and pictures for my exercise physiology business.
Triathlete.com: What do you think you’ll spend your $100 from TYR on?
Krista: The carbon female tank in Black/Red is on my TYR wish list!
Triathlete.com: What do you like to do for fun outside of the sport?
Krista: Since I moved to Boulder last year I have learned how to downhill ski, skate ski and rock climb. I coach and train endurance athletes and develop women’s triathlon camps, which keep me very busy. When I am not working or working out I like spending time with friends and family, watching exciting movies and traveling to new places.
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