Meet our February Athlete Spotlight, Shane Hamilton! Shane started his adventure into triathlon over 10 years ago. He often joins Paragon on the team Suffer Faster rides, enjoying in particular the thrill of quiet, dark morning starts and the camaraderie of sport. Shane is an encouraging teammate, whether in person or online in our Team Paragon Facebook group. He'll watch the tracker all day to make sure his teammates are getting to the finish line. Keep pursuing excellence, Shane, and thank you for your positive contribution to the sport and to Team Paragon!
Occupation: Realtor (16 years)
How long have you been swimming, cycling, running, and/or doing triathlons?
I have always been a runner. In elementary school we had four baseball diamonds that I used to run as many laps around as possible during recess. My adventure into triathlon began in the spring of 2010 while recovering from surgery. The bright sunny days of April were just outside my window, and I longed to get out there and do something. An entire afternoon of triathlon rabbit holes later and I knew I would love the challenge.
What aspects of triathlon do you enjoy most?
I absolutely love getting in and out of transition as fast as humanly possible. You’ve got to have a vision, see it happening, and practice the moves. There’s a lot of ground to be gained on the competition in T1 and T2.
What has been your favorite training or racing event, and why?
Sunday morning cycling is a blast. Super quiet mornings that start off in the dark are both an amazing sense of adventure and just frightening enough to get the adrenaline going. Knowing that my teammates are ‘out here somewhere’ keeps me on the lookout for a friendly face.
What is your favorite post-workout or race meal?
Gotta go with with fajita tacos or Sunday morning huevos rancheros that my wife has ready for me when I get back from cycling.
What is one recent accomplishment you are proud of?
I was recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Realtors in residential real estate for all of San Antonio.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A great husband, grandfather, son and friend that people can count on.
What is something no one knows about you?
In the early 90’s I was a semi-truck driver and completed over 400,000 miles of driving over 3 years.