Raquel Dominguez

About Raquel Dominguez 

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:

  1. Escape From Alcatraz
  2. Marble Falls
  3. Buffalo Springs 70.3
  4. New Orleans 70.3

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