Kimberley Westbury

Born: 1963 in Beaufort, SC
Team Member Since: 2006
From: Greenville, SC
Events: 62 Triathlons since 2003 and still going:

  • 34 Sprints
  • 12 Internationals
  • 15 Half Ironmans
  • 1 Full Ironman (2015 Ironman Chattanooga)

Do you race for fun, health or competition? Why?

For all 3. There are benefits to each:

Fun: for the camaraderie of racing and socializing with friends in Triathlon.
Health: I feel better when I’m fit and it is a great way to keep emotionally balanced & a great stress reliever.
Competition: I love to race. I’m very goal oriented which gives my training focus and purpose.

What personal goals have you reached already?

The Half Distance was my peak in racing and the one distance I have enjoyed the most. I achieved qualifying for and racing the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, Florida, in both 2008 (9th Age Group: 4:56:31) & 2009 (9th Age Group: 4:47:09).

What personal goals do you have for the future?

To regain my run speed.

What was your first race?

2003 Clemson Sprint

How long have you been interested in triathlon/running/fitness?

I swam year round from age 7 – 18 for both S.A.I.L. & the YMCA, I played Tennis for Wade Hampton High School, I competed in Intramural Sports ( now referred to as Club Sports in college ) for both Tennis & Swimming at Auburn University, I raced as a Pro Master Inline Speedskater for K2® Skates 2004 – 2005, and have been solely racing Triathlon, in all 4 distances, since 2006.

Do you enjoy training or competing most?

I enjoy training and competing equally.

What is your favorite part of training?

Hitting my goals for that particular training day and feeling my fitness come in.

What drives you to compete?

I’ve always loved to race in a variety of sports so it’s in my blood.

Why did you choose Team Malone?

I met Katie in 2006 @ a race and she has quite a broad & well respected resume in Triathlon. It was a clear choice.

What race or races are on your bucket list?

I’ve never been a ‘bucket list’ person. What I’ve raced came along as I progressed as an athlete and now I’m simply enjoying racing short course triathlon.