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Apr 08

A Year in the Life

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May 05

A Win, A Sufferfest and A Disaster.

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Mar 20

Always the Bridesmaid....

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March Madness

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Call me in the Morning

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Mandy Braverrman is an elite female triathlete now being coached by Eric Hodska (www.hodska.com).  Now a seasoned Ironman and ultra-distance competitor, Mandy had humble beginnings, with no background in swimming, cycling or running.  From youth through college (and beyond), Mandy competed in the equestrian sports of eventing and dressage, earning national and international ranking as well as representing North America as a young rider competitor.  While studying at Boston University, with no horses in sight, Mandy became quick friends with a woman training for her first Ironman. Always up for a challenge and loving the three-sport human equivalent of eventing, Mandy began training for her first triathlon at the Lake Waramaug Sprint triathlon.  The following year at the same race, Mandy took 2nd overall and the year after, took 1st overall and top 10 of the men, setting a new swim, bike course and overall record.

At the age of 19, Mandy competed in her first 1/2 Ironman competition at Timberman in New Hampshire.  She won her age-group and was named the USA Triathlon Eastern Region Long Course Champion for the 18-24 age-group.  Mandy made her Ironman debut at Ironman Lake Placid in 2006 taking 2nd in her age-group by a small margin.  Her time was competitive enough to place her in the top 40 overall of the female competitors.  2007 brought not one, but two Ironman races, for Mandy as she raced Ironman Lake Placid (placing 4th) and Ironman Florida (placing 2nd and setting a new personal record time of 11:19).  Less than two weeks after Ironman, Mandy took 2nd overall at the Block Island Triathlon.  To date, Mandy has raced a dozen full-Ironman competitions, including qualifying for and competing in the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

In addition to a grueling racing and training  schedule, Mandy is making her apprearnce known in women's Road Cycling races.  In 2008 as the Connecticut Road Racing Champion in 2009 as the silver medalist and in 2010 as the 2nd place overall woman in the Bethel Spring Criterium Series behind a multiple-time National Cycling Champion.  Mandy also showed her dominance at the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill with an 11th place finish, followed up 2 weeks later with a 5th place finish at the St Croix Ironman 70.3.

With numerous top overall finishes at races of all distances, and her constant smile and affable nature no matter what, Mandy is an asset to her various sponsors.

When not training, Mandy owns and operates EndureIT MultiSports -- an environmentally conscious company that puts on an eco-friendly charity race series -- European training camps, offers race consulting and PR services as well as coaching.  You can find out more at: www.endureitmultisports.com