Featured Athlete for August 2018: William Twiss

After a very impressive summer of racing triathlons, 9-year old William Twiss is our featured athlete for August. Not only did William complete all three triathlons in the Speedy Feet Kids Triathlon series, he won his age group in all three!

William has come a long way since he competed in his first traithlon at 4 years old. Last winter was his first season with the Miami County Marlins Swim team. Being on this swim team has drastically improved his swim times. He's also been a member of the Troy Youth Tri Team for the last two years during which time he has learned a lot about strategy and training from Coach Cheryl. His favorite discipline of triathlon is biking. He even averaged 16 miles per hour in the Strawberry Festival Time Trial this year!

William has raced in USA Triathlon Junior Nationals in both 2017 and just this last weekend in 2018 where he placed 48th out of 224. Competing in the USAT Youth Nationals has been wonderful experience.

When he is not running, biking or swimming, William also really enjoys playing baseball for the Troy Junior Trojans and flag football. William has three sisters and they all did the series this year. It is a family affair!