Abby Geurink | Elite Team


2014 Results

Mar 30: New Orleans 5150 Series - 6th 
Apr 6: Life Time Tri South Beach - 11th
May 18: Memphis in May 5150 Series - 3rd 
May 26: Life Time Tri Cap Tex - 7th
June 8: Grand Rapids Triathlon - 1st Overall Including Men
June 22: Tri Rock Philadelphia 5150 Series - 4th
July 12: Life Time Tri Minneapolis - 6th
July 20: Kansas Triathlon 5150 Series - 6th
Aug 2: The Experience at Frankennmuth - 2nd
Aug 12: Milwaukee Super Sprint Draft Legal - 2nd
Aug 24: Life Time Tri Chicago - 3rd
Aug 31: HyVee 5150 U.S. Championship-Pending Qualification - 14th
Sep 6: Reed's Lake Triathlon - 1st
Oct 5: Challenge Rancho Cordova Half - 4th (First Half Iron Distance Race!)
Oct 25: Life Time Tri Oceanside - 6th (6th overall in the Life Time Series) 


Abby's Story

Since earning my elite license, triathlon has become a significant part of my life. I am continually learning how God uses my triathlon journey to refine my relationship with Him. Triathlon has many ups and downs, which I am finding are all opportunities to grow. I have experienced some unfortunate injuries that kept me from training and racing; however, through these challenging times I learned to take on a different perspective.

My perspective on triathlon has changed in that it is more than winning. I have found that my triathlon journey can lend an empty feeling when my relationships/priorities are not right and my heart is not in the right place. I’ve come to realize that it also encompasses relationships and opportunities to glorify God. Success and who I am in Christ is not defined by results. Triathlon has become a platform where I can connect with others in a unique way as well as explore my God given talents and how I can best use them to serve Him. 



Athletic Background

My athletic background originated with years and years of swimming! I swam for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, which is where I was first introduced to triathlon through some of my teammates. I mostly swam individual medley events and 200 back and/or butterfly. I always strived to achieve the highest level I could with swimming.

When my career as a swimmer ended after graduation, that desire to stay active stayed with me! I started running and cycling casually and dabbled in triathlon while I worked towards my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. At that point, God renewed the desire in my heart to train hard and find a new way to continue competing. After a few early successes with triathlon, I was encouraged to look into racing professionally--at that time I had no idea what that meant. God opened a door when I ended up earning my pro card in July 2010.


Personal

I am a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in the public school system. My parents reside in my hometown, Grand Haven, MI, which is on Lake Michigan – great place to visit and train in the summer!  I have a younger brother, Nathan, who lives with his wife in Steamboat Springs, CO. and an older brother, Ryan, who lives in Grand Haven with his wife & 3 boys. 


2013 Results

Mar 16: ITU Pan American Cup, Sarasota, FL - 16th 
Apr 7: Nautica South Beach Triathlon, Life Time Series, Miami - 5th
May 19: Kansas City Triathlon, 5150 Series - 13th (duathlon due to weather; flat on the bike)
June 9: Grand Rapids Triathlon, Grand Rapids, MI (sprint) - 1st (fastest swim split overall; defending champion x 3 yrs)
June 23: Muskoka Triathlon, 5150 Series - 2nd
June 29: St. Louis Triathlon, 5150 Series - 3rd
July 13: Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Life Time Series - 5th
Aug 3: The Experience at Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI - 1st
Aug 25: Chicago Tri, Life Time Series - 6th
Sep 1: Hy-Vee Triathlon, 5150 Championship, Des Moines, IA - 15th
Sep 7: Reeds Lake Triathlon, Grand Rapids, MI - 1st (new course record)
Sep 22: Life Time Tri Tempe, Life Time Series, Tempe, AZ - 7th
Oct 6: Life Time Tri Dallas, Life Time Series, Rockwall, TX - 9th 
Oct 20: Oceanside Tri, Oceanside Harbor, CA - 7th
6th Overall in Lifetime Series


2012 Results

Apr 1: Nautica South Beach Triathlon, Life Time Series - 8th
May 28: Capital of Texas Triathlon, Life Time Series - 7th
July 14: Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Life Time Series - 8th
Aug 26: Chicago Triathlon, Life Time Series Race - 7th
Sep 15: USAT Elite Nationals, ITU Pan-American Cup, Buffalo, NY - 9th, 7th American
Sep 23: 5150 Galveston, 5150 Race Series - 2nd
Oct 7: Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon, Life Time Series Finale, Dallas - 8th
3 x 1st place finishes in West Michigan area triathlons


2011 Results

July 31: Giant Eagle Triathlon, Columbus, OH - 6th
Aug 28: Chicago Tri, Life Time Series - 9th
Oct 9: Myrtle Beach ITU Pan-American Cup - 13th
Oct 23: 5150 Galveston, 5150 Series - 2nd


2010 Results

July 11: Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Life Time Series - 3rd Elite Amateur, earned Pro Card
Aug 29: Chicago Tri, Life Time Series - 9th, Pro Debut
Sept 25: USAT Elite Nationals, ITU Pan-American Cup, Tuscaloosa, AL - 16th
Oct 11: Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon, Life Time Series Finale, Dallas - 11th

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