Name: Ryan Meek
From: Syracuse, NY
Years with MM: Ryan has been with Migonis Multisport since the fall of 2014.
Plans for 2018: Ryan is thinking about his third and his first non-Lake Placid Ironman in 2018. He also plans on tearing it up in a few 70.3’s and some short tri’s along with a few half-marathons this season.
Fun Fact: Ryan is the BEST car dealership manager in the state of New York!
Growing up, I ran cross country and track in high school and college. I then went on to join the Army in 97’. After my enlistment, I started working very long hours in the car business. In 2010 one of my salespeople was running in the Boilermaker and asked if I wanted to tag along. I had not been running since the Army but figured I would give it a shot. After that race I realized how much I had missed running and slowly worked my way back into running shape over the next couple of years.
Coming from a running background I found the sport of Triathlon to be very intriguing and a way to supplement training. In 2013 I tackled the Green Lakes Triathlon on a whim. I remember thinking what had I gotten myself into as I floated on my back during the swim. But with all that self-doubt came an addiction of wanting more and to further better myself as I crossed the finish line.
A year later, I realized that I needed some guidance as the sport of Triathlon can get very complex and I had already signed up to race IMLP. I joined with Migonis Multisport in the fall of 2014. What I found was a great group of athletes who all share a common passion for the sport and work hard at achieving their goals. Matt is a great coach and friend who understands the balance an athlete needs with family work and training. I really enjoy the journey and the lessons learned along the way.
I certainly had my share of injuries last year which has only fueled me to get stronger and faster. I feel I have the mental toughness to get through anything that is thrown my way. It’s always me against myself and that’s what I enjoy the most. Triathlon is not easy. If it were, then everyone would do it. I hope to one day inspire someone to sign up for their first race and get hooked on the sport like I have.
I currently live in Brewerton, NY with my wife and our 2 boys.
My goals are always simple; be better than last year and set a good example for my kids.
2017 Team Highlights
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2015 Team Highlights
2014 Team Highlights
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