Move Over Robert Downey Jr.
Attorney by day, at Harris Beach PLLC in White Plains, Rye’s Corporation Counsel Kristen Wilson came in fourth in her age group in the IRONMAN Lake Placid last month.
By Robin Jovanovich
Attorney by day, at Harris Beach PLLC in White Plains, Rye’s Corporation Counsel Kristen Wilson came in fourth in her age group in the IRONMAN Lake Placid last month. As a result, next month, she is headed to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
“Worldwide, there are about 700 slots for women in the World Championship,” said Wilson, still beaming. She finished eight seconds behind the third finisher at Lake Placid.
A member of the Rye Tri Club, Wilson said she’s training an average of 15 to 17 hours a week. Despite her busy work schedule, she finds the time to swim, bike, and run at least three times a week — very early in the mornings, swimming in the Sound Thursday nights, Harriman State Park, the Rockefeller Preserve over the weekend. “If I find time, I include some weightlifting and yoga.”
She’s always been a runner. You’ll find her among the pack at the Jarden Westchester this weekend. “Running is very humbling. It’s part of what I am.”
Her brother, Brian Kelly, a strong swimmer, did his first triathlon in 2008. She signed on the next year. “The first time we did one together, surprisingly, I came out of the water before my brother. I’ll always have that on him!”
Luckily, her husband, Kevin Wilson, does IRONMANs, too.
Coach Ray Kelly, “who trained 20 of us in Lake Placid,” will be in Kona October 12, along with Kristen’s mother and three members of the Rye Tri Club to cheer her on.