Our Athletes

Matty Reed – Professional Triathlete

Matty Reed is one of the most decorated triathletes in competition today. Known for his strength across all three disciplines, Reed is considered one of the best all-around triathlete
Raised as a triathlete, Matty BOOM BOOM Reed has been racing professionally for 17 years. Reed was born in New Zealand and calls Boulder Colorado home. Reed moved to the USA in 2001 and has lived here full time since.  Reed has raced for the United States since 2004, and in 2008 won the US Olympic Trials. He is a two-time USA National Champion. He is a father to three kids, believes in consistent training and is not afraid to race alot. WIth 16 races on his 2013 schedule across a variety of distances, expect to see this fast flying triathlete chasing that top podium in 2013.


Brad Seng – Professional Triathlete

Brad is a long- and ultra-distance specialist and one of the top runners in the sport. In 2006, he placed 5th pro at Ironman Wisconsin and took 3rd place at the USAT Long Course National Championships in Racine, WI. In 2008, Brad capped his season with a 9:12:02 clocking at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI (where his 2:49:17 marathon was the 5th fastest of the day) and a 3:59:29 at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, FL. In 2009 he won the Racing for Recovery Half Iron in a new course-record 4:08:30, was 8th at Ironman Lake Placid in 9:15:27, 2nd at the Harvest Moon Half Iron, and raced the Ironman World Championship in Kona for the third straight year. Brad placed 7th overall at the 2010 Ford Ironman Wisconsin and 6th overall at the 2010 Ford Ironman USA, and placed 6th overall at Ironman Lake Placid 2012. Brad is not only a very talented athlete, but is also a motivational speaker who inspires teenagers to be spiritually fit – we love that!

 

 

Lauren Goss – Professional Triathlete

2013 will be my third year racing as a professional. I started triathlon in 2009 during my senior year of college.  Since I did not have any collegiate sport background, I spent a lot of time studying techniques of each discipline on my own while stay focused trusting that one day I would be able to compete at the top. 2012 was a breakthrough year for me. I had ten top 5 finishes and I placed 3rd in the LTF finale, 2nd in LTF LA and I had a win at Rev3 Maine.

I feel that it in order to be fast you must be comfortable; therefore, I choose to use Skin Strong!

 

 

Lincoln Murdoch

SKIN STRONG is fortunate to have an incredible athlete like Lincoln on our team!

2013 London ITU World Championships – 6th place
2012 USAT National Champion, 55-59 age group
8 time USAT All-American
16 overall, first place triathlon victories
4 time qualifier – Team USA
3 top ten finishes at US Nationals
2007 – finished 20th at Age Group World Championship – Germany
2009 – finished 8th at Age Group World Championship – Australia
3 time Ironman finisher, including the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship
Consistently ranked top 1-3% nationally
4 time ultramarathon finisher
Qualifier, Western States 100 mile run
Author – “See You At The Finish”

 

Heath Thurston – Professional Triathlete and Coach

Heath is one of the best swimmers in the pro field and has been coaching swim for over 15 years! His race highlights include a 1:19 finish for the St. George Half Marathon, a 7:57 finish time for the Buffalo Run 50 mile Ultra, and 4:18 finish time at Ironman New Orleans 70.3 just to name a few.  Heath balances triathlon training, racing, coaching, and his family!  Heath lives in Utah with his wife, who coaches with Heath, and their 2 daughters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Birks – Professional Triathlete

Justin is a talented triathlete from Canada.  When he isn’t training and racing, Justin is an electrician, youth group leader and drummer for the worship band at his church.

Justin’s achievements include: 2X Age Group Champ Ironman Canada, 1st Sooke Half Iron, numerous 2nd,3rd, and 4th place finishes, as well as top 10. Finished Kona, Hawaii Ironman World Championships

 

 

 

Grayson Keppler

Born in Pietermaritzburg South Africa.  Grayson played every sport on offered at school from Tennis to Cricket and became a competitive cyclist in 2009.  Now he calls Texas home and has added triathlon into the mix.  2012 was a great year for Grayson who won several local events and finished 10th at Xterra Worlds Championships!  Now, his goal is qualifying for the 2016 Olympics 2016 in Rio.

Follow Grayson on twitter  @GraysonKeppler