Sport/discipline: Long-course triathlon
About Linsey: Linsey is a professional triathlete based out of Missoula, Mont. Growing up in Bend, Ore., Linsey had dreams of being an Olympic ski racer. Once moving to Montana she found her two loves: Chris Corbin and triathlon. Linsey’s friends call her “Montana-Made” because this is where she learned the ways of the wise regarding endurance athletics. Linsey won the first two races she entered and set a course record in her first race as a pro in 2006. To date, Linsey has over 20 podium finishes to her name including Ironman® and 70.3 titles. Linsey finishes every race with a smile and her marquee cowboy hat. She loves dark chocolate and hates bananas.
Hometown: Bend, Ore.
Current residence: Missoula, Mont.
SRAM products used: Road - SRAM® RED (Black edition). Triathlon - SRAM RED with R2C shifters.
Zipp products you use: Training - Zipp® 404 Firecrest® Carbon Clinchers. Racing - Zipp Firecrest 808 / Zipp Super-9 tubulars. Tires - Tangente™.
Favorite SRAM product and why: R2C shifters just make sense. The ease of shifting and the comfort of riding this shifting system is the perfect match for Ironman racing.
Favorite Zipp product and why: Super-9 disc because not only is it fast, but I love the intimidating whizzing noise it makes when I get up to full speed.
You’re stranded on a desert island and you have to choose one of each of the following:
One album? Johnny Cash
One candy? Take-5
One vice? iPhone addiction
Notable Race Results:
2011: 2nd IMAZ, sub-9 hours.
2011: 3rd 70.3 World Championships.
2011: 1st Pucon 70.3.
2010: IM CDA Champion. 5x IM Hawaii finisher. 20-plus podium results.