Jerry Akin

Athlete Profile

Where were you born? acksonville, Florida

Birthday:  January 25th

Married/ Single/ It’s Complicated:  Married

Kids? Pets? One daughter, an attorney who kicks my butt in spin class

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Staple Foods: Coffee, Tylenol

Favorite Music: Jazz

Favorite Vacation: Destination Races outside the US

Favorite Sports to watch: Kona, is there any other sport?

Favorite Sports to Play/Do: A triathlete is a person who doesn’t understand that one sport is hard enough.

Interest Outside the Triathlon World: Family

What inspired you to do triathlons? So I won’t end up looking like my identical twin brother who plays golf

How did you start doing triathlons? On a relay team that included a 300-meter pool swim, 10-mile bike, and 3-mile run.

When was your first triathlon? 1995

What is your strength in a race? The last .6 miles

What is your weakness in a race? The first 20.0 miles

Favorite Race: IronMan European Championship and I pretty much sucked at everything but the last .6 on the run

Races for 2019: Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa