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Reaching out to Derek was kind of a shot in the dark. I had started running about 14 months prior and had completed a few modest 1/2 marathons and one full marathon. I had literally 0 swimming or cycling experience when I started working with him in March 2020. I couldn’t swim 50 yards consecutively or even ride my bike down the street clipped into my pedals. I’m still pinching myself that it is now October and I completed my first half ironman distance triathlon in 5 hours and 12 minutes. I can’t imagine this journey without his guidance, support and encouragement.