May 12

The League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks

Jon started it.  Jeff named it.  And it snowballed from there.  I can’t take credit for any of the brilliant ideas here.  It was a team effort.

Jon outed me as the mystery man behind the recent Batman sightings in northern Michigan.  It’s true.  When I am not training and working, I don the mask and cape and fight crime. 


Being Batman is hard (and apparently sweaty) work  Please forgive my enormous pit stains.

And that’s when it got interesting.  If I’m Batman, who are my cohorts?  Well, allow me to introduce them.

Wonder Woman (aka Caratunk Girl)

Sorry Mandy, this is the best I could find that wasn’t either overtly slutty or totally 80’s. haha

Mandy’s escapades as Wonder Woman go back all the way to when she was just a little girl.  And it’s fitting.  As her blog header claims, she “runs in the snow, bikes in the rain, and swims across the lake just for fun”.  If that doesn’t define a Wonder Woman, I don’t know what does.  Her countdown skills (73 days) are top notch as well.

Don Quixote and His Side Kick Sancho Panza (aka Jeff @ Dangle the Carrot and Jason @ CookTrainEatRace)


Who better than Jeff @ Dangle the Carrot and Jason @ CookTrainEatRace to fill the shoes of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.  I was willing to give Jeff the title of Captain America and Jason the official Ninja title, but since Texas’s recent abdication from the United States, that just wouldn’t work.  Sorry guys.  Admit the Midwest = Winning and we can revisit your superhero designation.

The Flash (aka Jon @ SwiCylcoRun)


Everything this guy does is fast whether it is swimming, biking, or running, so it is just fitting that his alter ego be The Flash.  And despite evidence to the contrary, all of his speed comes from incredible training regimen and not any illegal supplements.  He has a dedication to the sport that rivals the best of them.  If you are able to get him to slow down enough, he is a wealth of good information and training tips.

Superman (aka BDD)


Now, you may argue that BDD alone is enough of a mythical superhero.  Wouldn’t you be surprised then to learn behind the façade of BDD lies another superhero?  That’s right.  When he isn’t rocking it on the course, he moonlights as Superman.  This guy is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.  Now, why Superman?  Simple.  Because Superman helps everyone and that is what BDD does.  Just go read his Tour de Ashland 5k race report and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Redefines “Superman” doesn’t it?

Juggernaut (aka MattyO)


I don’t know a more fitting title for MattyO than Juggernaut.  Known for his superhuman strength, he is able to use buildings as weapons which goes right along with his day job as a structural engineer.  Like MattyO, the Juggernaut is physically unstoppable once in motion so stay out of his way or risk getting mowed down (yes, pun intended for his landscaping side business).  This guy has jumped into the sport head first and there is no stopping him until he meets his goals.  And having personally met him, I know there is nothing he can’t accomplish.

Elektra (aka Colleen @ IronDiva)

(Again, apologies. This is the least slutty picture I could find. 
You’d think that these male comic writers never got laid.)

While Elektra’s super power is that of a ninja female assassin, the only thing she is killing is her PRs and every course she sets foot on.  Already an Ironman, she isn’t yet satisfied and will continue to tear it up at courses across the country. Fueled by ambition, desire, and the occasional PB&J rollup, she inspires fellow athletes wherever she goes.  If you want to see her in action, stop by Knoxville this weekend where she will be teaching that race a thing or two. 

Beast (aka Beal)


Don’t let the appearance deceive you.  Along with Beast’s superhuman strength and agility, he is a brilliant man of the arts and sciences.  This guy is simply amazing and we have only see the beginning of what he has to offer.  He makes his marathon debut this weekend in Cleveland, so watch out for the the Beast.

Well, there you have it.  The League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks. 

Feel left out?  The League of Extraordinary Tri-Geeks is always accepting applications for new members.

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  1. lindsay

    i am not a geek therefore i am not on this list. i am too cool for this list.
    lindsay recently posted..riding in cars with strangers and free coconut water

    1. Ironman By Thirty (Kevin)

      Sadly, I don’t think there is a superhero with the special ability of MS Paint drawing.

  2. Matt Smith

    Hilarious! I just saw you on the news this morning. Get some anti-perspirant!!! I could have used you in Walmart tonight with the fight. Too bad I didn’t catch it on video.
    Matt Smith recently posted..Sunburn and Sore Legs

  3. Colleen Kingery

    I love this! Now if I only looked like Elektra, I’d be set! 🙂

  4. Mandy

    HA HA HA This is freaking awesome!! I am so happy you did this!!!

    Man, I am totally digging the look. If I can do that badass stare come July 24th, I am all set. Also I could use my invisible plane to pull a Rosie Ruiz. ha ha

  5. Kristin

    That is awesome!!! What a great blog:-)
    Kristin recently posted..Who Doesn’t Love a Trilogy

  6. Jon

    OMG Kevin! This post has just been inducted into the triathlon blogging hall of fame! Brilliant! In a way, you have basically black mailed Jeff and Jason into crying uncle! haha! Love that you put the smiley face over BDD’s Superman. Hilarious!
    Jon recently posted..Q- How Much Laundry Do You Do

    1. Ironman By Thirty (Kevin)

      I’d love to take credit for it, but it was you that started the whole thing. Always causing trouble… haha

      I got lucky with that picture for Jeff/Jason. Just too perfect.

      BDD actually had the idea of the smiley face. I went back and added it after I initially posted.

  7. Matt Oravec

    Dude, this was probably one of the funniest posts I have ever read.

    I was almost in tears with the batman caption and the Texan comment hahaha.

    Thank goodness wordpress didn’t go down 😉

  8. Scott

    I freaking love this, I will add it to one of my pages on my blog, ummm, whenever it decides to work again. Between twitter and this, easily the topic of the year.

    Enough smiling, back to sulking that my hockey season is over. I am adopting Tampa Bay for the rest of the season

  9. Jeff Irvin

    This is pretty good!!

    Jason and I defer our current titles to ones more appropriate:

    Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett – Heroes of the Alamo, Ardent defenders of Texas!
    Jeff Irvin recently posted..Rumbling- Bumbling- Stumbling

  10. Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race

    I am in tears. This is too too good.

    Great job….it’s about time something in the midwest was done right.
    Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race recently posted..New York- New York

  11. Morgan

    Your response to Lindsay’s comic is priceless! And this post? Epic! I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile! Seriously, what is up with those pit stains?!??! You’d think Jenni… er Alfred would help you pick out a sweat wicking costume!
    Morgan recently posted..Patience Young Grasshopper

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