"There's something about the sport of triathlon that pulls you in and hangs on pretty tight. It's more than swimming, biking, and running. It's the unseen values the sport gives that are so powerful. Values like Strength, Self-Respect, Determination, Challenge, Camaraderie, Hope, Courage, & Growth. Raise the Bar is about uncovering those values in the world of triathlon. We work with novice and elite athletes, men and women. Our standard is pretty simple. We want everything we do to be about excellence - because the people knocking on our door seem to be about that too. We figure if we're all headed that direction, somebody's likely to get there!" RTB 2006
That text came from a circular we put together a decade ago - coincidentally the year we invited men to join the team. Not such a bad idea! I'm very aware of how much Raise the Bar has changed over the last 10+ years. When I read the old circular, I was more than a little delighted about how much has also stayed the same.
So what's next at RTB? Well, we need to respond to the rumblings and grumblings ;) of the triathletes who are living in the southern reaches. Places like Algona..Edgewood...Puyallup...Tacoma. Take a look at this map that shows where our team members live. You are everywhere - but most noticeably there's a growing number of you in the south end. It turns out a few of our major sponsors have also opened up shop down there - or are in the process. Kriss Chiropractic, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Outpatient Physical Therapy... The home office of Hester Law Group is already down there. It's a whole new region for Raise the Bar!
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