Name: Suzy Thomas
Age Group: 45-49
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Number of Years Racing/Competing: 8
B.E.S.T. Coach: Coach Ryan Bolton
Racing Career Highlights:
- 2017 IM Florida 45-49 Age Group Champion
- 2018 IM World Championships Finisher
- Multiple IM 70.3 Championship Qualifier and Finisher
- 2019 Boston Qualifier
Suzy spent her youth swimming competitively, year-round for 8 years up until the age of 16. Knowing she didn’t want to swim in college, she took up running as a way to stay in shape. After watching news coverage of the inaugural Country Music Marathon, Suzy decided that would be her first race. Several 5ks, 10ks and half marathons followed for the next several years. Although she never biked much growing up, Suzy was ready for a new challenge and to mix up her fitness routine. She competed in a beginner’s triathlon with friends from work and has been hooked ever since. In only her second Ironman, Suzy won her age group in Florida and was able to race the 2018 World Championships in Kona. Her favorite part of racing is traveling with her Nashville friends to triathlons around the country.
In 2019, Suzy will compete in the Boston Marathon and 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France, along with several other Sprint, Olympic and 70.3 triathlons. Outside of training, Suzy works as a CPA for a Commercial Real Estate Development and Property Management Company. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her dog, Lily.
Suzy’s future athletic endeavors include bucket lists items such as The Great Wall of China Marathon and Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon. And one day she hopes to learn to love biking!