When I started DelMoSports in 2004, I had no equipment, no experience, no capital, and no clue what could happen if I stuck it out through good times and bad.
When I started DelMoSports in 2004, I had no equipment, no experience, no capital, and no clue what could happen if I stuck it out through good times and bad. All I did know was my love for producing Tri the Wildwoods (the first race) was EXTREME and nothing would get in my way. I vividly remember doing NOTHING for the race until two weeks out (like cramming for finals) and working all day and through the night to try and pull it off. I remember no matter how tired I was I always had the energy to #DoTheWork and get the job done... And luckily for me the sport was just starting to take hold in the US and, outside of IRONMAN, there were no big elaborate races in our area to compare us to. In those early days, I was the product of timing, luck, ignorance, and hard work. Believe it or not, I was lucky to be naive and not think about all the things that could've happened but didn't happen. I just wanted to have a race.
#FASTFORWARD to July 2019
On Wednesday, July 31, at 11am, in Atlantic City, DelMoSports will be making the biggest announcement of our career. This announcement will be the culmination of YEARS of mistakes, failures, triumphs, heartache, hugs, sweat, tears, and even a little blood. But it's also the culmination of NEVER quitting, NEVER giving in, NEVER taking no for a final answer, ALWAYS looking for the positive in every situation, ALWAYS treating people with respect, ALWAYS doing the right thing even if it meant losing A LOT of money.
What does this have to do with you?
Without YOU, the athlete, the spectator, the volunteer, the critic, and the cynic, DelMoSports would not be where it is today. I'd be remiss if I did not mention all of the municipal entities that ALLOW US TO INCONVENIENCE THEIR CITIES AND TOWNS! We would not be bucking the trend nationwide as reported in the July 28th NY Times Article by Danielle Allentuck on the decline of triathlon. If southern California is triathlon's historical home, then the Greater Philadelphia Area is its FUTURE and we are humbled to live, train, work and raise our families here.
I salute all of you for giving everything you have. For showing up with a smile. For asking questions when you don't understand. For supporting your fellow athlete and letting them know we have a world class supportive atmosphere and that anything is possible. So, whether you believe it or not, if you are part of the DelMo Family, YOU ARE WORLD CLASS.