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Grit and Dirt - Inspirational Stories of Grit and the Dirt on How to Change Your Life

Jan 28, 2018

Paul Linck has been a consistent face on the triathlon circuit around the Southeast for the past decade, although you may sometimes may confuse him with his twin brother who is also an avid racer and his biggest fan.

After taking up running to get into shape and meeting some big goals, Paul transitioned over to...


Jan 22, 2018

April Gellatly might be the most positive person you encounter on an Ironman course. With lots of energy, positive feedback and a LOUD voice, and likely dressed in pink, you'll know April when you meet her. Once a pro-triathlete, she is now active on the course as a coach and cheerleader.

April started got her start in...


Jan 15, 2018

Tere Derbez-Zacher started swimming when she was 24-years old and began to dream of becoming a World Champion. Her coach told her she was too old and didn't have the abilities. She promptly left that coach and found an inexperienced coach who believed in her and was eager to learn. She now has 10 World Championship...


Jan 7, 2018

Haley Chura didn’t dream of becoming a professional triathlete when she was a collegiate swimmer at the University of Georgia. Far from it, she dreamed of life as an accountant.

After graduating from UGA, Haley went on to work for an accounting firm in Atlanta. It was her boss who challenged her to start running with...