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Name: Raquel Dominguez
Where were you born? Managua, Nicaragua. I was a baby when I moved to New Orleans. I was raised in the Big Easy, Laissez les bon temps roulez!!
Birthday: May 30
Married/ Single/ It’s Complicated: Married
Kids? Pets? No pets! One son, Joshua and Tristan due to arrive January 25, 2017.
Favorite TV show: Castle
Staple Foods: Sweet Potatoes, eggs, and corn!
Favorite Music: 80’s and 90’s music
Favorite Vacation: Anywhere!!! I love to travel! As long as my family is with me…I know it’s going to be memorable and become my favorite until the next one.
Favorite Sports to watch: I enjoy watching soccer, gymnastics, and figure skating.
Favorite Sports to Play/Do: Soccer
Interest Outside the Triathlon World: Photography
What inspired you to do triathlons? I used to run marathons. I love to run. I started to get bored of just running. When I would visit my parents in Colorado, I would see a lot of triathletes. They inspired me! The rest is history. I love being a triathlete.
How did you start doing triathlons? Being raised in New Orleans, Tulane University Alumni, I left part of my heart and soul in New Orleans. I thought it would be special to go back home and conquer my first triathlon. I signed up for New Orleans 70.3 and it was AMAZING!
When was your first triathlon? April 2016.
What is your strength in a race? Swimming
What is your weakness in a race? Bike
Favorite Race: Buffalo Springs 70.3
Races for 2017: