Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rider Profile: Brendan Halpin


Brendan Halpin is one of Missoula's finest athletes. This past season he really stepped his game up. I thought I'd swing a couple questions Brendan's way and see how he is handling his new successes. He grew up in Whitefish, MT with Doug Dale, Chris Connelly, and Ben Raffato......all crazy cross racers some of you might know. He studied at UM and earned his degree in history. While in college he raced for the UM Triathlon Team. He started to make a name for himself by quality results at nationals and in the Grizzly. His senior year he was the captain and the fastest guy on the team. This past year was is breakout season. He finished Ironman Cour'd Alene and Ironman Hawaii, winning his age group in Cour'd Alene. He also posted to notch results at wildflower, Hellgate Duathlon (winner), and Giro Discovery. His pro card should soon follow....

MC: What's your favorite TT bike?
Halp: The Orbea Ordu

MC: What are you training for next season?
Halp: Ironman 70.3, Worlds!!!!

MC: What's your favorite triathlon course?
Halp: Wildflower

MC: Are you pumped with how last season went?
Halp: Hell yeah!

MC: Who's your favorite Montana Crosser?
Halp: Frank "the tank" Gonzalez

MC: Who's your favorite Pro Crosser?
Halp: Barry Wicks
We congratulate Brendan on a great season and wish him luck next year. Montanacyclocross.com will keep track of all Brendan's racing.

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