Garden of Life Sponsored Triathlete Kenny Steil Wins Marquee Triathlon

Posted by: Ursula Zamora on Friday, June 01, 2012

Vegan triathlete Kenny Steil competed in the Marquee Triathalon in Tempe, Arizona on April 15, 2012 for his first competition of the 2012 season. Participating in the sprint portion of the three-event day, Kenny captured first place in the Men’s 25-29 age division.

The shortest and fastest of all the races that day, the sprint race is touted as a way to “get your heart pumping and give beginners a teaser for longer events in the future.” The swim course was a 750 meter swim around Tempe Town Lake, the bike course was a half loop of the bicycle track and the run was a loop around the lake itself.

The Marquee Triathalon is part of Kenny's training regimen for the Ironman St. George in Utah on May 5, 2012. He is one of several sponsored Garden of Life athletes who receive nutritional supplements in exchange for product promotion.

When he’s not busy competing, the 27-year-old athlete resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he likes to prepare vegan meals with his wife, Jenny. He’s also studying biochemistry, teaching nutrition courses, and enjoys speaking to kids about how to live a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.


Kelley H commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
very inspiring!
Shari commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
GOL proves they are Triathlete in what does a body good! Congrats Kenny and keep rockin GOL!!!!
Kellety H. commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
very inspiring
Beth commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Congrats GOL on the new blog! It looks great! What an inspiring story. I'm definitely going to share this with my husband. I think it's wonderful to hear success stories such as this about athletes who compete being fueled by a plant based diet. It shows that you definitely can win and perform well if not better. Great story! I look forward to reading and sharing more stories like this.
Karen commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Wonderful! We need to educate more people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
robin swanson commented on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Kenny Steil commented on Friday, June 15, 2012
Thank you for the kind words everyone.....each comment means a great deal to me! Please keep an eye on the GOL blog in a few weeks as I will be posting my race report and feedback from Ironman Coeur d'Alene which I will be racing on June 24th. Cheers to great health and happiness!

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