Michelle Gardner

Michelle started running when she met her husband … and could barely manage half a mile. Since then, she has improved enough to become a triathlete and a legitimate “runner.” She has competed in five Ironman 70.3 events, including one in England, one in Austria, and one World Championships in Florida. Michelle has run two marathons (Venice, Italy, and Orange County, Calif.), but prefers the training hours and distances of half marathons. She hopes her experience with mind games while training will benefit those she is pacing.