Race Ambassadors

Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf d16836545_10155997907313079_9196597158587780829_oidn’t grow up in endurance sports, or playing any sport for that matter. In fact he didn’t do anything until college when he decided on a whim that he wanted to run a marathon in 2003. Immediately hooked on endurance sports, he bought a road bike and raced road in USAC until 2005 when a friend of him suggested, “Hey Josh, you should do a triathlon.” That sentence literally changed his life.18358576_10156258080458079_4141310057969338230_o
Since then, Josh has turned his passion into a career. He has worked at several gyms, taught Anatomy and Physiology and associated classes at a Vo-Tech school, and even owned his own triathlon coaching business.  Now he is the Regional Endurance Training Coordinator at Lifetime.
His true desire is to help people change their lives, achieve their dreams and redefine what they think is possible through endurance sports. He has worked with over 500 athletes ranging from super sprint newbies to those vying for a Kona slot. Josh likes to bring a science-based, reasonable and personalized approach to training.

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Key Achievements:
5-time IRONMAN World Championship qualifier
2011 IM World Championship Finisher
USAT All-American 2012-2016
Key Credentials:
B.S. Kinesiology
IRONMAN University Certified Coach
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach 2009-2011
Cycle Instructor

Jamie Martens

2018 marks over ten years of competing in duathlons for Jamie.  She has competed in the Open Options Shawnee Mission Duathlon since its inaugural year in 2015 and has been the overall female winner all three years.  Jamie grew up in Concordia, Missouri and focused on basketball and softball in high school and played Division II basketball at Missouri University of Science & Technology.Jamie Martens 2018 Race Ambassador  After college, she participated in the occasional 5K but it wasn’t until a friend suggested cycling that Jamie decided to combine the two and competed in her first duathlon through the Kansas City Corporate Challenge held at Shawnee Mission Park.  It was an epic fail as she flatted out on the bike course and had to swallow the dreaded “DNF” – Did Not Finish.  After a biking accident resulted in two shoulder surgeries, the 2007 Prairie Punisher in Gardner was her first USAT sanctioned duathlon.  Since then, Jamie has competed in numerous local duathlons and at the National Duathlon Championships three times.  She competed at the ITU Multisport Festival in Penticton, Canada in August 2017, and placed 3rd in the F40-44 Age Group in the Sprint Duathlon.  Other 2017 highlights include 1st Female Overall at the Garmin 10K, 2nd Female Overall at the Hospital Hill 10K, and 3rd Female F40-44 at the Monumental Half Marathon.

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Adrienne Wayman

Adrienne has been participating in triathlons since 2011. After a motor vehicle accident left her Adrienne Wayman 2with multiple spinal injuries and substantial weight gain, she realized she needed to push the limits and feel alive again. At a whopping 315lbs, she randomly turned the television to the Ironman World Championship where the stories inspired her to look into triathlons. Triathlon was something very far out of her comfort zone because she was a successful “thrower” (shot and disc) in high school, never an endurance athlete. Adrienne embarked on her triathlon journey in 2010 and finished her first triathlon at 280lbs in 2011. Thereafter as a registered nurse, she focused on health promotion with her patients and eventually decided to reach more people by obtaining her Masters in Exercise Science, ACSM Personal Training Certification, and USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Adrienne wishes to change the stigma that in order to do endurance sports you have to be extremely fit, when in actuality, you just have to “start”.

Adrienne’s passion is to motivate, inspire, and support people who wish to get out of their everyday routine and into something that will push their limits. She has a special love for the “back of the pack” athletes and partially because she is one herself.  Adrienne continues that passion by helping coach an all-women triathlon clinic at Longview Lake each summer called KC Women Tri. The ladies know her love for evidence-based approaches to training and injury prevention; she’s also known as the “powerpoint geek”. Adrienne loves seeing the women conquer their goals, empower themselves and each other, and push themselves each week.

Adrienne Wayman 1Adrienne recently joined the gravel bike racing world, joining the Dirty Dog Race Pack, and continuing to get out of her comfort zone. She is also training for two 70.3’s this year and the Dirty Kanza 50; hoping to inspire her two sons, Brett (3) and Caleb (1), they can achieve anything they set their minds to and to be fearless.

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Ryan Falkenrath

Ryan is Kansas City native, raised in Olathe, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas for college (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) where he obtained two degrees in engineering.

Around 2001, Ryan started running distances from 5Ks up to half marathons. He had always worked out with weight training, running and mountain biking since high school football. Mountain biking and running lead him to runni3858163ng off-road duathlons and a few mountain bike races in 2002. In 2003, Ryan signed up for the Heritage Park duathlon, not realizing that he would need a road bike, which he did not own at the time. Ryan borrowed someone’s steel road bike and placed 2nd in his age group. Since then, Ryan has been hooked on on-road duathlons and running races. In 2004, he ran his first triathlon and became hooked on the multisport lifestyle leading to his 13 half IRONMAN finishes and 6 full IRONMAN finishes.

In May of 2012, Ryan obtained the USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Certification and in 2016 received the IRONMAN University Certified Coaching certificate and will be the IRONMAN UNIVERSITY Certified Coach Event Team HEAD COACH for IRONMAN Chattanooga. He also runs the coaching business, Set The Pace Triathlon.  He currently resides in Olathe with his wife, three children and dog.

Key Achievements
10 x marathon finisher
13 x Half IRONMAN finisher
6 x Full IRONMAN finisher
Multiple sprint, olympic and long course triathlon finishes
2014, 2018, 2019 All World Athlete qualified for IRONMAN events
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 USAT Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship Qualifier // Competed in 2017

Key Credentials
USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Certificate
Masters Swim Instructor
IRONMAN Certified Coach
IRONMAN UNIVERSITY Certified Coach Event Team HEAD COACH for 2019 IRONMAN Chattanooga

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Terry Harrison

Terry (Murphy) Harrison grew up in Cleveland, Missouri and still lives there with her husband, Todd. They share their  100 year old family farm with their niece, Alissa,  pet pig, chickens, turkeys, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse. Terry is an educator and has taught pre-K to adult learners. She attended college at UMKC where she received a BA and MA and continued her education at the University of Kansas with her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy.  She works at Johnson County Community College where she is the Director of the Railroad Operations program and also proudly serves as the company coordinator for the Kansas City Corporate Challenge for JCCC where she enjoys participating in as many KCCC events as possible. Terry began running in the 1980s, doing as many 5ks as she could. She first took on the sport of triathlon in the late 1990s when she participated in the Baptist Medical Center Triathlon held in Raintree Lake. Terry has always been active, playing basketball, softball, and Terry Harrison Profile Picgolf.

Terry has participated in over 100 running events including 20 half marathons and 2 full marathons and over 75 triathlons from sprint to Half Ironman distances.  She has qualified for USAT Age Group          Nationals for 5 years and has placed in triathlon, swimming and running events for the Show-Me and Sunflower games.

She gushes with pride when she talks about her family and is supported by her wonderful Sherpa husband, Todd, who sometimes leads races in his Polaris Slingshot. Beware, because she will insist on telling you about her amazing family and 6 of the cutest grandchildren the world has ever known.

She also volunteers for Camp WIN and serves on the WIN triathlon committee. Terry is a proud member of the Reds Triathlon team (coached by the amazing Liz Weidling) and loves traveling with her teammates to races as often as she can.

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Ryan Gardner

Ryan has been a runner all his life.  He overcame the odds of childhood asthma by being one of the few finishers in the Kenyon Wanamingo elementary school 3 mile runs.  This fueled that addictive thought of, “I bet I can do that faster.  By high school, it was varsity track and cross country.  In the Air Force it was half marathons while deployed in Saudi Arabia.  In college it was time to mix things up so Ryan turned to mud runs.  Ryan qualified in the top 5% of finishers in both the Wisconsin 2012 Tough Mudder and again in the Minnesota 2013 Tough Mudder.  Outside of Ryan’s training he enjoys spending time with his wife, new baby girl, and two dogs.  He is also an avid traveler.  Ryan’s main bucket list goal was to make it to 30 countries before turning 30. He accomplished this goal in fall of 2015 at the age of 27. 

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