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Aaron Bales

Team Member Since 2013

Aaron is a 40-year-old teacher at Everett High School in Lansing. Growing up in Midland, he enjoyed being active in recreational soccer and basketball but had no formal endurance sports experience. He was fortunate to marry into a family of endurance athletes and found himself riding the DALMAC, running 5ks & entering a triathlon. After a few years of relative inactivity, he and his friend Cam decided to train for the Lansing Legislator triathlon. This led to friendly rivalries with both Cam & his brother-in-law Sam which pushed him to get serious about training & resulted in increasingly better results. Eventually, Aaron fully embraced the triathlete identity and lifestyle. In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as singing & playing guitar in the rock & roll band Flatfoot.

2018 GOALS

My goals for this year are to balance family & triathlon, be a great representative of our team & sponsors and help put on fantastic kids' triathlons in Lansing. I enjoy meeting new people through the sport and hope to continue that this year.  From a racing point of view I want to go fast at the shorter distances this year, especially USAT Nationals in Cleveland.