Spencer Powlison
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/16/83

NATIONALITY: USA

CURRENT RESIDENCE:
Boulder, CO

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HEIGHT:
5'8"

WEIGHT: 142 lbs

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 2004 Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Champion (MTB) Winner,
  • 2004 Vermont 50 Miler 3rd
  • 2007 Winter Triathlon National Championships Winner
  • 2007 Xterra Iron Creek 3rd
  • 2008 Winter Triathlon National Championships 10th
  • 2008 Winter Triathlon World Cup
  • Valberg
  • France 5th
  • 2008 Crested Butte Bank Xterra 4th
  • 2008 Winter Cup Super-D
SPONSORS: Felt, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Mafia Racing, GoFast energy drink, Crank Brothers, GU, NUUN, Mix1, JETT MTB, Silverback Music, Squirt lube, Illegal Petes, AKA3D.net, Northwave

FAVORITE RACE: MTB - Vermont 50 Miler, Xterra - Xterra Iron Creek, Ski:
Stowe Derby

FAVORITE TRAINING RIDE: A huge MTB ride up in the mountains. Monarch
Crest is one of my favorites, but it's hard to call that "training!"

AVERAGE DAY CONSISTS OF: Usually some sort of training before work — ski in the winter, swim/run/bike in the summer, then off to work 9-5 at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Depending on how much daylight is left, I'll try to ride or run after work and then dinner with my lovely girlfriend, who happens to be an awesome cook! If I'm lucky, I'll fit in a little time to play the piano.

ANY MENTORS: I'd say my Dad, but I look up to lots of other great
athletes, like Mike Kloser, Brian Smith, Dave Wiens and other "working-class" heroes.

FAVORITE RACE FOOD: Candy corn always tastes good during a really long
race.

WORST EXPERIENCE IN A RACE: During my first race ever in Colorado, I
crashed super hard on the first lap, flatted, totally banged myself up (probably should have gotten stitches). Then, on the last lap, I flatted again and had to run/ride it back for several miles. That was before I started running. I was sore for days.

WHAT'S ON YOUR KITCHEN TABLE RIGHT NOW: Well, my sweater is air drying... don't want it to shrink. But usually just some magazines, candles (that's the GF, not me), and pretty much always a really good meal in the evening.

IF YOU WEREN'T AN ATHLETE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE:
That's really hard to imagine... probably I'd be doing something with music. I can't remember a time when I wasn't one so it's pretty hard to say...