San Luis Obispo, CA / Belize City, Belize, California, United States
My name is Casey Bateman. I am a professional triathlete on the Belize National Team. I am currently working on making the 2016 Olympic Team and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team. I came from a swimming background in the USA and have since switched my focus to triathlon.
June 5th 2011, today was my first race as a full time triathlete. I had quite a successful outing! I raced the sprint distance race and won the overall age group title, the 20-24 age group title and qualified for National Championship's this August in Burlington, Vermont. I was first out of the water with a minute lead on second place, I went into the bike ride knowing that would be the weakest point of my race, I lasted for 10 miles before being passed by two athletes in my race. I kept them in site for the final two miles of the ride and came into the transition in third place but i had a quick transition to move back into first and duel it out with one other athlete for the remaining 5 K run to end up winning by 22 seconds. Below is the posted article about the Morro Bay Triathlon with a good picture of me and another athlete pounding it out on the run course for the championship! http://www.tolosapress.com/managed_files/cms/BNWebIssue060911.pdf
Me Taking the Lead under the grove trees to secure the win I'm on the left!