Baucco Squad

Lisa Tarantino

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running
Bucket List RaceAge Group Nationals Olympic Distance
Post-Race DrinkGatorade Zero
Off-Day ActivitySleep In!

I am 53 and a research scientist at the University of North Carolina. About 10 years ago, I started running again and had recurring knee problems. A friend recommended I cross-train to alleviate the stress of running on my knees so I started cycling and swimming. Soon after, I did my first triathlon and was hooked. I've been competing in triathlons ever since. I've been to the Age Group Nationals 3 times (once in Omaha and twice in Cleveland) and I was supposed to go to Milwaukee this year....we all know how that ended. I intend to continue doing triathlons for as long as my body lets me! I tend to stick to sprint distance due to time constraints for training and also wear and tear on my joints. I hope, however, to do an olympic distance sometime soon....