Troy Jones

Hometown: Wadsworth, OH

My Favorite…
…movie: Shaun of the Dead
…beer: Stone IPA

How I got into Triathlons
My first triathlon was at Jekyll Island, Georgia back in 2002(?). It was an open water ocean swim where I did a lot of breast and side stroke and watched everyone in my wave disappear ahead of me. I came out of the water in 16th place in the beginner’s category and ended up finishing in 4th. I enjoyed the experience but didn’t do another until I met my wife. So, I have to credit my wife Chris for getting me back into triathlons and competing in general. We did the Tinfoil Man tri in Tucson, AZ while living there a few years ago. I was grossly out of shape but it still felt good to compete and push myself so hard. As soon as we moved to Durham, we sought out a local triathlon group and found the SportsPlex Tri Club, which is now of course the Mid-Carolina Multisport Club. The rest as they say is history.

Best Race…so far!
Xterra-Uwharrie, 2010 2nd place overall sport class

Best Tri Experience
Lake Logan is always a blast-the venue is beautiful but the friendship and socializing are even better!

Craziest Tri Moment
Squatting in the transition area pretending to tie my shoes so I could pee.


  • Top 10 overall in 3 xterra races this year
  • Qualify for Xterra nationals
  • Not be too hungover for Lake Logan