August 8, 2011 on 12:37 pm | In Announcements, Athlete Profile, Random Musings | 1 Comment
More than any word, this describes Jimmy Riccitello. His relationship with triathlons is among the oldest and most experienced in our sport. One of the first athletes to use aerobars, top level results at every distance across two decades and collaboration with the greatest names in our sport provide Jimmy Riccitello with an unmatched level of expertise in triathlon. He is an athlete, a coach and a maven of the sport, one of triathlon’s iconic characters- and experts.
In competition Riccitello has slain The Beast at the St. Croix triathlon by winning there twice. Confirming his versatility he is also an XTERRA World Champion. His wins in the formative Bud Light United States Triathlon Series (U.S.T.S.) are too numerous to list as are his long list of international results in the modern era. Riccitello’s race results are not only eclectic; they span the entire history of our sport.
In addition to Riccitello’s unsurpassed dossier in the sport his animated character brings a unique perspective to his view of triathlon. He comes from the “old school” but applies a “new world” attitude toward technology in our sport. He is a humorist with a penchant for fun analogies that drive home hard-learned lessons.
Riccitello’s longevity and experience in our sport combined with his infectious enthusiasm are impossible to resist. He is not only an authority, he is a two legged motivational machine.
TriSports.com is very excited to add Jimmy to our list of TriSports University contributors. Check out his first article for TSU on Heat Acclimatization Strategies!