2020 Team INFINIT Athletes

 

Team INFINIT 2020


2020 TEAM INFINIT ROSTER

Matt Russell (triathlete), Andy Potts (triathlete), Rudy Von Berg (triathlete), Dede Grisbauer (triathlete), Alycia Hill (triathlete), Christine Cross (triathlete), Amber Ferreira (triathlete), Kayla Bowker (triathlete), Ginny Cataldi (triathlete), Olympia Von Berg (triathlete), Eric Engel (triathlete), Nick Chase (triathlete), Taylor Lideen (mountain biker), Maddy Frank (cyclist), Josh Tostado (mountain biker), Jenn Lee (paddleboarder), Rachel Langdon (cyclist), Andrea Nunez-Smith (triathlete), Don Reichelt (ultrarunner), Christine Warren (triathlete), Elizabeth Barbosa (climber/trailrunner), Robbie Deckard (triathlete)


 

ANDY POTTS

30x 70.3 Distance Champion
60x 1st Place Finisher

Andy Potts Professional Triathlete8x Ironman Champion
4x USAT Triathlete of the Year
2007 Ironman 70.3 World Champion
2004 US Olympic Team Member

2019 Ironman Brazil - 1st Overall
2019 Challenge Cancun - 1st Overall

In the sport of Triathlon, few names elicit the same reaction as Andy Potts. If you have ever been at a race with him, or have had the opportunity to talk to him, you will know why people regard him as “The Good Guy of Triathlon.” Dedicated father and athlete, Potts has a gained a sizable following over the 15+ years he's been racing at the professional level.

Andy’s career started at the University of Michigan, where he swam for four years and was a 6-time all American while also competing on the Wolverines track team his final year of college. His multifaceted college career served as a springboard for him into the world of triathlon.

"Where has this been all my life? I wish I had found Infinit earlier on in my career"

In 2003, Andy was the USA Triathlon rookie of the year and in 2004, Andy represented The United States at the Olympics after being a professional triathlete for less than 22 months. Three years later, in 2007, Andy won gold at the Pan-American games in triathlon, won Ironman 70.3 Worlds, and was USAT’s triathlete of the year, an award he would win again in 2008.

With his own custom blends, Andy’s nutrition is dialed in perfectly as he adds to his impressive record of 28 Ironman 70.3 victories and over 50 first-place finishes.

Fun Facts About Andy: 

He is one of those rare few who don’t drink coffee! 
∞ His go to INFINIT Recovery product is his Custom Protein Blend. 

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DEDE GRIESBAUER

3x Ironman champion
Ironman 70.3 Champion
3x top 10 Ironman Kona finisher
12-hour Time Trial World Champion

2020 Ultraman Florida - 2nd Overall
2019 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead - 3rd Pro Female
2019 Ironman 70.3 Texas - 1st Female
2019 Ironman Whistler - 4th Female
2018 Bariloche 70.3 - 3rd
2018 Ironman Boulder - 3rd


Dede Griesbauer is one of THE original Team INFINIT athletes (some longtime customers may even remember her story and picture gracing the back of the old Custom Blend bags, circa 2010).

She is a graduate of Stanford University, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy. During her time at Stanford, she was a 4-year Varsity Swimmer, 3-time NCAA Champion and captain of the Stanford Women’s Swim Team. Her swimming experience during college led her to swim for the U.S. National Team from 1989-1994.

"The right number of calories per hour in the right mixture of carbs, a flavor that I love, and a kick of caffeine that I use in the second half of the bike. I adjust my electrolyte slider based on race conditions. It's just that easy."

Dede earned her MBA at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to spend 8 years on Wall Street until she chucked aside her steady paycheck to become a professional triathlete.

Today, Dede continues her professional triathlete career, coaching, and is a live commentator for The Ironman Now Channel on Facebook Watch. Dede has been married for over 18 years, currently resides in Boulder, CO, and has two yellow labs named Piper and Charley.

Fun Facts About Dede: 

∞ She includes a lot of cross training into her weekly routine.
∞ Her go-to INFINIT flavor is Grape!
∞ She likes to listen to really bad 80’s music while she works out.

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RUDY VON BERG

Rudy von Berg Professional Triathlete

5x Ironman 70.3 Championship Winner

2019 North American Championships (St. George) - 1st Overall
2019 Challenge Championships - 3rd Overall
2019 European Championships - 1st Overall

2019 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside - 2nd Overall
2018 Ironman 70.3 European Champion
2018 Ironman 70.3 South American Champion
2018 Wildflower Champion
2018 Ironman 70.3 Nice Worlds Test Event - 1st
2014-2015 Collegiate National Champion


Rudy von Berg was born in the U.S. but spent most of his childhood growing up in France. He returned to the United States for college, where he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing all while racing triathlon at the professional level, and winning two college titles in a row.

Rudy is now a full time professional triathlete living in Boulder, CO, and working towards his ultimate goal of winning in Kona at the Ironman World Championship.

“Simply put, the product works! I’ve always felt strong in every half.”

Under the guidance of his new coach Luc Van Lierde, Rudy had a breakthrough year in 2018, winning 4 major races: the 70.3 European Championship and the 70.3 South American Championship, the famous Wildflower Long Course, and 70.3 Nice, the test event for the 2019 70.3 World Championship.

Rudy took 2019 to a whole new level, taking 3rd in the 70.3 World Championships. Leading up to his championship race, Rudy, placed first in 70.3 European Championships among many other top 5 finishes.

Fun Facts About Rudy: 

His sister (Olympia) is also on Team Infinit.
He likes to eat a balanced diet, but also eats a lot of chocolate.

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RACHEL LANGDON

Rachel Langdon Professional Cyclist

2019 Reading Radsport Festival CRIT - 2nd Hill Climb
2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 4 - 1st
2019 Commerce Criterium - 3rd
2019 Tour of American Dairylands - Stage Winner
2019 Tour of the Southern Highlands GC - 1st Overall & 2 Stage Wins
2018 Colorado Classic - 5th Overall
2018 Tour of Grandview - 1st Overall
2018 Barry Roubaix 62 Mile Open - 1st Overall Female
2017 Sugar Branch GP of Cyclocross - 1st Overall


Rachel Langdon, originally from England, currently lives in Kentucky where she came to play soccer for the Murray State Racers. After helping guide her team to two conference titles, Rachel tried her hand in triathlon (making it to Ironman 70.3 world championships in 2015), but soon after she realized her true passion rested solely on the bike.

“INFINIT works for whatever you need it for. I have done triathlons, Ironmans, Endurance Bike races, Criteriums and Cyclocross. No matter the distance, the weather, INFINIT is the only nutrition that is easy to use, doesn’t give me GI distress and WORKS!”

Rachel began competing in cyclocross races, and quickly moved from Cat 4 to Cat 2 in cyclocross and road racing in just her first year, and she has been continuing to make a name for herself in women's cycling ever since. 

Fun Facts About Rachel: 

∞ She won Most Badass jersey at the Colorado Classic in 2019
∞ Her go to INFINIT products for AM training sessions are Mud and Cold Brew

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DON REICHELT

Don Reichelt Ultrarunner

2020 Coldwater Rumble 20 Mile - 1st 
2019 Lean Horse 100 - 1st

2019 Last Man Standing World Championship - 19th
2018 Sawmill Trail Runs - 2nd
2018 Badwater 135 - 3rd
2017 Spartathlon 153mi - 3rd American 
2017 Kickers for Kids 50K - 1st  
2017 Keys 100 - 1st
2017 Antelope Canyon 50 - 3rd


Don Reichelt started ultra running in 2014, and will openly admit that he wasn’t very good; pushing course cutoffs and finishing near the back of the pack. But he knew he loved it and wanted to do better. Don put in the time, dedication, and hard work day in and day out, he slowly went from the back of the pack to the front of the pack and took his 100 mile personal best into the elite 16-hour range.

In 2020, Don is looking forward to pushing his boundaries not as an ultra runner, but as a runner who does ultras. His plan is to push himself to see just how fast he can run a 100-mile race and also test his physical and mental abilities by racing 24 hour track races.

Fun Facts About Don: 

His traditional meal the night before a race is a pizza and a single beer.
∞  He loves listening to audiobooks during long runs 
∞ After college, he spent two years working as a nursing assistant at an inpatient psychiatric facility. 

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ANDREA NUNEZ-SMITH

Andrea Nunez-Smith Triathlete

2019 Sand Hollow Tri - 1st
2019 Perham Half Marathon - 1st
2019 Echo Triathlon - 1st
2019 Desperado Duel Bike Race - 1st
2019 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead - 5th
2019 70.3 Ironman 70.3 Waco, TX - 1st out of water. 11th Overall


Andrea Nunez-Smith grew up competitively swimming in Austin, Texas. She got into triathlon the year before heading off to college and was hooked. She competed throughout college at The University of Arizona where she competed on the triathlon and cross country teams.

“I love being able to know exactly what is going into my body and the exact amount. Infinit is so unique in the fact that you can customize what your body needs to be able to perform your best.”

During her time there she raced the 2013 70.3 World Championship as an age grouper and was the youngest female athlete, she also became a 2x Aquathlon National Champion and her last year of school earned her Pro Card. Last year was her first year of competing in the pro field and she is excited to keep growing and gaining experience at a high level of competition.

Fun Facts About Andrea: 

∞ Her favorite INFINIT flavor is Strawberry Lemonade!
∞ She was born with one less pair of ribs than normal.

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JOSH TOSTADO

4x 24 Hour National Championship winner
4x 24 hours of Moab Champion
Josh Tostado Professional Mountain Biker2x Montezuma's Revenge 24-hour solo Race Champion

2020 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Solo Champion
2019 Butte 100 - 1st Overall
2019 Royal Gorge 12 Hour - 1st
2019 Buena Vista 720 - 1st
2019 Sedona Big Friggin Loop - 1st
2019 Tommy Knocker 10 Hour - 1st
2018-2019 Salida 720 - 1st
2018 Tommy Knocker 10 Hour - 1st
2018 12 Hour in the Wild West - 1st


Josh Tostado is one of the longest standing members of Team INFINIT.

His first race, Montezuma's Revenge, was a 24-hour bike marathon that Josh entered just to see if he could even compete. Turns out he could, and he went on to take 4th place in the race. A race that is generally reserved for only the most experienced riders. He came back just two years later and not only won the race, but also set records for both distance and altitude, as he rode 156 miles with 32,350 feet of altitude change over 24 hours.

“I like to be able to make a mix how I want it, and because it works. I feel like I can perform up to my potential when I use INFINIT.”

Throughout his career, Josh has won the Breckenridge 100 seven times, making him the most decorated athlete in the history of the event. Josh also is a 4-time 24-Hour Solo National Champion, placing second in 24-hour solo worlds in 2015, and third in 2017.

Fun Facts About Josh: 

∞ He travels the U.S. in his van that he converted into a home.
∞ You can find Josh at the INFINIT Booth at many west coast events. 

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AMBER FERREIRA

Amber Ferreira Professional Triathlete

2019 Half Marathon National Snowshoe Champion
2019 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant - 7th Pro Female (70.3 World Championship Qualification)

2019 Ironman 70.3 Austria - 8th Pro Female
2019 Ironman 70.3 Switzerland - 7th Pro
2018 70.3 Dun Luoghaire - 3rd Pro
2015 Iceland Ultramarathon Champion
3x National Snowshoe Champion
2014 Ironman Lake Placid Champion


Amber Ferreira is much more than just a professional triathlete. Amber is an all-around endurance MACHINE, a long-time member of Team INFINIT, a dedicated coach, and a physical therapist.

Amber ran at the collegiate level at Northeastern University, but it wasn’t until after college that she decided to expand her competitive horizons by looking to triathlon and other endurance running sports.

“My belief as a coach and professional athlete is that if you are a woman and want to race, maintain muscle and be more durable, protein is a must!”

Amber has been using INFINIT products in every endurance event that she has entered and has continued to find success at the highest level. “Setting up my INFINIT mixes was super easy and actually fun. It took only about 15 minutes and they were great. During the call the Dietitian taught me everything I needed to know about my blends, I didn’t need any expertise, I just answered their questions and they did all the work for me. I was able to tweak my custom INFINIT formula for long course and short course racing to maximize my potential and abolish any GI issues.” 

Fun Facts About Amber: 

She firmly believes in recovery donuts.
∞ She’s the pull-up queen!

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TAYLOR LIDEEN

Taylor Lideen Professional Mountain Biker

2020 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo - 2nd Solo Male
2019 NUE True Grit Epic - 1st Overall

2019 Prickly Pedal - 2nd Pro Male

2019 Papago 6 Hour - 1st (New Solo Male Course Record) 
2018 True Grit Epic NUE - 1st
2018 24 Hours in Old Pueblo Solo - 1st Overall
2018 24 Hour World Championships - 2nd Overall
2017 True Grit Epic NUE - 1st


Taylor Lideen grew up racing motocross, but decided to give the whole “pedal bike thing” a try based on his dad’s recommendations. After his very first ride on a neighbor’s old, beaten up trail bike, he was hooked. In his early career, Taylor competed in downhill and gravity events.

It didn’t take long to realize that with his body type and stamina, his true talent was in riding both UP and DOWN the hill. The 2014-2015 season introduced Taylor to enduro racing where he dominated the amature field, taking first overall in the Big Mountain Enduro Series.

In 2016, Taylor decided to return to his roots of endurance racing and jumped headfirst back in to the game. In his rookie year as a pro MTB racer, he took 3rd overall in the National Ultra Endurance Series. As it turned out, this style of racing was where his heart lie.

In 2017, Taylor was introduced to INFINIT Nutrition. He was desperate for relief from long standing GI issues, and after working closely with the naturopathic doctor who referred him, Taylor created his own INFINIT custom formula. After his stomach issues were taken care of, and nutrition was dialed in, he was able to put more energy and focus on his riding.

Fun Facts About Taylor: 

∞ He fueled his 2020 24HOP with his custom blend and a few :Raw Protein Cookies
∞ His favorite INFINIT flavors are Orange and Fruit Punch.
∞ His biggest pet peeve is when people don’t put away their grocery carts.

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MADDY FRANK

Maddy Frank Elite Mountain Biker

2019 Wisconsin Off Road Series - Elite Cat 1 XC Midwest Regional Champion
2019 STXC - Elite Cat 1 XC Midwest Regional Champion
2019 Tour of Dairyland - 4th Cat 3/4/5
2019 Hanson Hills XC - 1st Overall Female
2019 Yankee Springs TT - 3rd Overall Female
2019 Sea Otter Classic - 6th Cat 1, 19-29 AG 
2019 Cherry-Roubaix - Cat 4 State Champion & 2nd Overall Female
2018 Sea Otter Classic - 8th Place AG Finish
2018 White Tank Whirlwind AZ - 2nd Place AG Finish
2017 USAC XC Elite State Champion
2016 CAT 1 Michigan State Champion
2016 Iceman Cometh Challenge - 2nd place Female


One of the youngest members of Team INFINIT, Maddy Frank has always embodied the competitive spirit. At a mere 6 years old, she started riding BMX with her dad and his friends, and was immediately hooked on biking. At 10, she started doing cyclocross and fell in love with the electric atmosphere of racing.

“Thank you so much for quality protein ingredients, it really makes a difference!”

Maddy has raced triathlons, criteriums, fat bike, and duathlons. Through all of these experiences, and with her family to support and push her along, she discovered a deep passion for mountain biking.

Maddy started her collegiate career riding for the Lindenwood University D1 Varsity Cycling team last fall, and is working towards her Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences with a Pre Med focus.

Fun Facts About Maddy: 

She has been on Team Infinit for five years.
∞ She’s an aspiring cardiologist
∞ Her favorite INFINIT Recovery treat is :REPAIR.

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MATT RUSSELL

Matt Russell Professional Triathlete

2019 Ironman Lake Placid - 1st Overall 
2019 Ironman 70.3 Texas - 3rd Overall
2018 Ironman World Championships - 6th Overall
2018 Ironman Chattanooga - 2nd Overall
2018 Ironman Mont Tremblant - 3rd Overall
2018 Ironman Canada - 3rd Overall


Matt Russell grew up on a small farm in Lisbon, NY, and played soccer, basketball and baseball as a child. He started his endurance training in high school, where he ran cross country and track. After High School, Matt attended the University of New Hampshire and started competing on the cycling and track & field teams.

During college, Matt was named the Division 1 New England Champion in the 3000 steeplechase, and also trained and raced in two marathons within 20 days of each other, the challenge of which ignited the passion to challenge his endurance. He graduated in 2007 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.

In 2010, Russell learned how to swim and immediately starting making his mark in the triathlon world, earning his pro card in just his second triathlon. Since then Russell has raced in over 45 full Ironmans and is now one of the top American athletes at the Ironman distance.

“INFINIT has been a huge advantage in my training and racing. Their recovery formulas helped me train hard day after day, and my custom hydration blends are dialed in perfectly.”

Matt Russell was on track for a top 10 finish at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona when he was struck by a van 75 miles into the bike portion of the race. Even after the accident, and sustaining life-threatening injuries to his face and neck, he was determined to return to triathlon. 

Matt went on to have an unbelievable comeback season in 2018. Accepting a wild card spot, Matt returned to Kona to race the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship where he finished 6th overall on the same course where his traumatic accident had occurred just one year before.

Fun Facts About Matt:

Since his accident in 2017, he does all his bike training indoors.
∞ His go-to protein is INFINIT’s Custom Vegan Protein 
∞ He truly believes in living each day to the fullest. 

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CHRISTINE CROSS

Christine Cross Professional Triathlete

2019 American Triple-T - 1st Pro Female
2019 Accel Triathlon - 1st Pro Female
2018 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead - 3rd

2018 Ironman 70.3 Japan - 2nd
2018 Challenge Melbourne - 5th
2018 Challenge Wanaka 4th
2017 IM 70.3 Steelhead - 4th
2017 IM 70.3 Taupo - 5th
2016 IM 70.3 Steelhead - 1st Overall Female
2015 Ironman Louisville - 1st Overall Female
2015 IM 70.3 Hawaii - 1st Overall Female


Christine Cross grew up a swimmer, and swam D1 for the University of Michigan. Upon graduating in 2009, she started cycling in her free time with no intention of racing, but after one olympic distance triathlon (and with virtually no running experience) her triathlon career began.

While balancing a professional career in healthcare information technology, Christine raced her rookie pro season in 2017, and followed it up with a 2018 season which saw several of her fastest bike splits.

“I like to keep nutrition simple and INFINIT makes that easy!”

With the help of the INFINIT team, she has refined her custom nutrition blend and loves not only the simplicity, but the success she has had using her formula. "I'm able to train, race and recover with formulas specific to my needs and the conditions of races and training environments. I like to keep nutrition simple and INFINIT makes that easy!"

Fun Facts About Christine: 

∞ On race day, she doesn’t leave the house without a sharpie because she likes to write little reminders on her forearms.
∞ Her favorite INFINIT favor is cranberry!
∞ She loves Christmas decorating and will make any justification possible to decorate for Christmas as early as possible.

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NICK CHASE

Nick Chase Professional Triathlete

2019 St. Anthony's - 5th Overall
2019 Ironman 70.3 Victoria - 10th Overall
2019 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga - 12th Overall
2019 North American Championships (St. George) - 18th Overall

2019 Westman Islands Half Marathon - 1st Overall
2018 Super Seal Olympic Triathlon - 1st Overall
2012 and 2013 U.S. Air Force Triathlon Team


Nick Chase is a professional triathlete and returning member of Team INFINIT. As a ten year veteran of the United States Air Force and life-long athlete, Nick found that triathlon tested both his mental and physical limits unlike anything else.

During his time in the military Nick competed in a variety of sports from soccer, to powerlifting, and even kiteboarding. After hitting his stride in triathlon, Nick traded in his kiteboard for a new Cannondale bike, and decided to dedicate the majority of his time to training and competing in the sport. Nick went on to compete for the highly selective Air Force triathlon team where he was able to push himself against some of the best athletes in the US armed forces.

Today, Nick continues to compete in triathlon, has started coaching with Braveheart Racing, and is on the Pewag professional racing team.  Chase has dedicated his life to triathlon and trains with his wife, and fellow Ironman triathlete, Karen.

Fun Facts About Nick: 

He likes to try new foods and travel.
∞ His goal for 2020 is to always be in the front pack of the swim.
∞ He does calf raises before and after every run and bike!

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ELIZABETH BARBOSA

Liz Barbosa Climber & Trailrunner

2019 Nagajung Peak 17,060’ (5,200m), Himalayas, Nepal
2019 Island Peak 20,305’ (6,189m), Himalayas, Nepal
2018 Pisco Peak 18,871’ (5,752m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru
2018 Chopicalqui 20,846’ (6,354m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru
2017 Pico Orizaba 18,491’ (5,636m), Mexico
2016 Mt. Rainier 14,411’ (4,392 m), Emmons route, USA
2015 Mount Baker 10,781’ (3,286m), USA
2015 Mt. Rainier 14,411’ (4,392 m), Kautz Glacier route, USA
2014 FINA Open Water World Championship - 21st overall (1st American in AG)
2013 USMS Open Water 2.3 mile - 1st place (age group)

Elizabeth is jack of all trades if you will, an all-around athlete — from Open Water Swimming to Olympic Weightlifting, from Trail Running to Alpine Climbing — she does it all.

In 2012 Liz joined U.S. Masters Swimming and started competing in open water swimming. Shortly after joining, she qualified to swim at the World Championship where she placed 1st American in her age group. In 2014, she decided to challenge herself and get out of her comfort zone by climbing the toughest route up Mount Rainier.

This was to be the start of a life changing love affair with the mountains, since then she has climbed some of the most iconic peaks in the Himalayas, Mexico and the Andes.

“Every time I take my custom blend I feel like an overachiever, I can go effortless for hours, it's like a superpower drink that is actually good for your body!”

In January of 2020 she attempted to climb the highest mountain in America Aconcagua where she suffered from Pulmonary and Cerebral Edema. But her journey doesn’t stop there.

She learned that climbing is about overcoming yourself. It’s about transforming long, exhausting hours in the mountains into strength. About taking in failures, and pushing herself to even more fit, driven, and resilient for the next adventure.

Fun Facts About Liz:

∞ Cold Brew is her favorite midday pick me up.
∞ She has a degree in Fashion Design.
∞ She is a pizza lover and pancake addict.

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ERIC ENGEL

Eric Engel Elite Triathlete

2019 Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin - 1st Overall
2019 Ironman 70.3 Ohio - 1st Overall

2019 Ironman 70.3 Muncie - 2nd Overall
4x Ironman World Championship Finisher


Eric Engel grew up playing soccer his whole life. When he started college, he missed the competitive environment of soccer and started looking for something to fill the void. One morning, he awoke to the sound of cowbells and cheering. As he wandered outside, Eric came to find IRONMAN Wisconsin going on. He had heard of IRONMAN, but didn’t know much about it. Seeing all those people out there, pushing themselves beyond their limits, truly inspired him.

The next semester he signed up for a triathlon training class through the University of Wisconsin. It was just a 2-credit class, two days a week, but it was enough to fuel his passion. At the end of the semester he did a class triathlon (olympic distance), and the day after he signed up for his first official race.

“After a few months of using :GO FAR, I worked with an INFINIT formulation specialist to develop my custom formula. It took a few iterations to lock down what my body needed, but since then it's been great!”

8 years later, Eric has completed 14 IRONMAN races, including 4 trips to the IRONMAN World Championships.

Eric first found INFINIT in 2014, while working for a local shop in Delafield, WI. Before INFINIT, Eric was using 12-18 gels and Gatorade during an IRONMAN. Today, he’s using 3-4 bottles of INFINIT instead. 

Fun Facts About Eric: 

∞ His favorite race is Ironman Wisconsin
∞ He loves his pup, Giannis.

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JENNIFER LEE

SUP Paddle League World Ranking - 24th

2019 Molokai 2 Oahu World Champs - 3rd Overall Female & 13th Overall SUP
Jenn Lee Professional Paddle Boarder2018 Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships SUP Solo - 32 Mile Kaiwi Channel - 4th
2018 Maui 2 Molokai Elite Solo SUP - 27 Mile Pailolo Channel - 3rd
2018 Kanaka Ikaika Race Points Series - 1st SUP Women
2018 Kanaka Ikaika Waterman Series (SUP, Surfski, OC1, Prone) - 2nd Women

In 2010, Jenn Lee picked up the sport of Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP) as a mode of transportation to her job as a surf instructor in Waikiki. Just months after she learned how to paddle she found herself placing 2nd in her age group at Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii. From there she dove head first into the paddling scene by completing a challenging, 40 mile solo stretch from Catalina Island to Dana Point (during a storm)! Following it up 2 days later by doing it again as part of a 2 women relay team, winning the division. Since then Jenn has competed as an elite level female pro SUP Race athlete and is 1 of only 3 women in the world to have completed Molokai 2 Oahu Solo SUP 5 years in a row.

In 2018, Jenn added surfski and outrigger canoe to her list of paddle sports. In addition to becoming the first woman to do all four events, she did them all in one year along with maintaining a full elite level SUP and age group level outrigger canoe schedule.

Outside of training and racing Jenn manages Hook-Up-Surfing which is a surfing and SUP school on Oahu in Hawaii. Jenn is an avid surfer, SUP surfer, surf and SUP coach as well as a USAT Level 2E triathlon coach. Her favorite part of her work is getting to teach surfing and SUP to those who serve others.  

Fun Facts About Jenn: 

She has her Masters from UC Berkeley.
∞ She helps sick and injured animals in her free time.

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ROBBIE DECKARD

Robbie Deckard Professional Triathlete

2019 70.3 World Championships - 24th
2019 Herbalife LA Triathlon - 2nd
2019 70.3 Los Cabos - 3rd
2019 70.3 Coeur d’Alene - 6th
2019 St.Anthony’s Triathlon - 6th

Robbie Deckard, spent his childhood riding around on a dirt bike and playing baseball in Indiana. It wasn’t until 2010 that Deckard decided to dip into triathlon. “I signed up for St. Anthony’s Triathlon in 2010 with my dad. We wanted something fun to train for together and it was a good excuse to go to Florida during our cold Indiana winter!”

It was that experience that made him really fall in love with triathlon. He’s been racing hard and fast ever since. He now resides in Boulder, Colorado with his girlfriend, and fellow Team INFINIT Athlete, Olympia [link], where they race, train, and hike with their dogs together. Looking forward, Robbie plans to continue racing professionally for as long as he can!

Fun Facts About Robbie: 

∞ He collects vinyl records.
∞ Sometimes he mixes his Orange and Lemon-Lime Custom Mixes to make his own custom flavor.
∞ He runs his own photography business on the side, out of Boulder, CO.

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GINNY CATALDI

Ginny Cataldi Professional Triathlete

2019 Ironman 70.3 Ohio - 1st AG (5th Overall Female)
2018 Ironman Maryland - 1st Overall AG Finisher (2nd Overall Female)

2018 Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 - 1st Overall AG Finisher (3rd Overall Female)
2018 Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 - 1st Overall AG Finisher
2018 Ironman Eagleman 70.3 - 1st Overall AG Finish
2 x Kona World Championship Finisher

Ginny Cataldi found triathlon while going through a dark point in her life. She felt incomplete, like she was missing something. She knew she needed to make a change so a friend suggested that she train for a triathlon. Ginny had swam in college but had vowed never to get into a pool again. With no bike, and minimal running experience, she reluctantly agreed.

“INFINIT takes the guesswork out of nutrition needs and gives me THE ultimate plan.”

With 2 months of training under her belt, Ginny competed in an Olympic Plus distance race. As she neared the finish line she heard somebody yelling, “Here she comes! The first female!” Ginny did not really understand what that meant until she heard the announcer saying, “Congratulations Ginny Cataldi! Our first female finisher from Phoenixville PA.” She was flying high, but not because she had won her first race. It was because she had accomplished something that made her feel alive and free. She was happy, hungry and wanted more. From this first tri experience to being a 2x Kona finisher, Ginny has developed a passion to compete.

Fun Facts About Ginny: 

∞ She’s a highschool art teacher and a mom of two.
∞ Her favorite INFINIT product is Peppermint Mocha Mud.

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KAYLA BOWKER

Kayla Bowker Elite Triathlete

2x IM World Championship Finisher
2019 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga - 1st AG

2018 Ironman Texas - 2nd AG

2018 Ironman 70.3 Couer d’Alene - 1st AG
2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Finisher
2016 Ironman Arizona - 1st AG

Born and raised in Hood River, OR, Kayla Bowker is a small town girl at heart, with a desire for adventure. Kayla attended Gonzaga University where she earned a Biology degree. Kayla’s permanent residence is now Spokane, WA where she lives, works and trains.

Kayla got into triathlon as way to find herself during a rough patch in her life, “I remember riding my mom's old touring bike (with crotch rocket gears and a rack for backpacks on the back of it) in the middle of an Olympic distance race thinking, ‘this is the best thing ever.’ It allowed me to find passion, faith, and strength in myself again.” Since then, she has made it her mission to help others find that very same thing, recently through the development of her coaching business, and through the documentation of her journey in her popular blog and Instagram Where Your Feet Take You.

“I started using INFINIT three years ago and since then I have come to love everything about it. It was the only product that really allowed me to chase my dreams without having to chase a porta potty.”

INFINIT has not only played a huge factor in her success as an athlete but as coach as well because it provides an easy way for Kayla to help others nail their race day nutrition as they journey to their own finish line.

Fun Facts About Kayla: 

Kayla is a new mom!
∞ Her favorite INFINIT Flavor is watermelon. 

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CHRISTINE WARREN

Christine Warren, Triathlete

2019 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga - 6th AG
2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Finisher
2019 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa - 6th AG
2019 Indian Wells 70.3 - 6th AG
2019 OC Triathlon - 1st AG, 7th Overall Female
2019 Santa Barbara Sprint Triathlon - 1st Overall Female
2018 USAT Age Group Nationals Finisher


In 2016, Christine Warren broke both of her ankles within 10 months of each other. She was determined to heal up her body and put her health first. After completely recovering her ankles she started group fitness classes and running.

After taking on a few small races, she decided to pursue triathlon. While racing in the Long Beach Spring Triathlon, Chrstine took first in her age group, 5th overall female, and qualified for USAT Age Group Nationals, a pretty nice way to start a career!

“The ability to completely customize my blends has allowed me to fuel all my different workouts so that I can perform my best and also utilize my recovery.”

Christine feels triathlon has profoundly changed her like, providing the confidence, pride and sense of balance. She enjoys the challenge of training every day and loves the amazing community in the sport.

Along with her triathlon career, Christine is a professional oboist in the Los Angeles area. She plays for symphonies, operas, musicals, movies and TV.

Fun Facts About Christine: 

∞ She’s 100% vegan!
∞ She raced on the equestrian team in college.
∞ Her favorite INFINIT flavor is Watermelon.

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OLYMPIA VON BERG

Olympia von Berg Elite Triathlete

2019 Ironman Coeur d'Alene - 2nd AG and 5th Overall Amateur
2019 Ironman 70.3 St. George - 2nd AG and 4th Overall Amateur

2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Galveston - 1st in 25-29 AG
2018 IRONMAN 70.3 St George - 4th in AG
2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - 9th in AG
2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos - 1st in AG and 2nd overall amateur

Olympia grew up in the South of France near Nice. As a kid, growing up in an athletic family, Olympia swam and ran track. She even briefly dabbled in Sprint triathlons at the end of her high school years.

At 20, she moved to NYC to attend college after which she traveled and lived in 7 countries. After 8 years of “galavanting around,” Olympia moved to Boulder and decided to give triathlon a second shot.

“I just love not having to worry about gels/chews etc. I don’t want to hate on other brands but I used *!$&#$ when I got into triathlon and just the smell of those make me queasy”

A year and a half later, Olympia turned pro in the 2019 season. When she is not training, she likes to spend time with her boyfriend and dogs, baking bread, enjoying a juicy burger at Five Guys, catching a movie, and teaching kids how to swim.

Fun Facts About Olympia: 

∞ She loves burritos.
∞ Her boyfriend (Robbie) and brother (Rudy) are also on Team Infinit.
∞ Her favorite flavor from INFINIT is anything chocolatey!

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ALYCIA HILL

Alycia Hill Professional Triathlete

2019 Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells - 6th Female Elite
2019 Big Savage Challenge - 1st Female Elite
2019 Tacoma Half Marathon - 1st Female Overall
2018 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa - 5th Female Elite
2018 Ironman 70.3 Victoria - 6th Female Elite
2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships - 5th


Alycia Hill is a professional triathlete living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s currently working at the University of Utah in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner, all while racing triathlons professionally.

Alycia was introduced to triathlon by her father and it is something she has grown to love and has been blessed to share with him over the past few years, “I enjoy competing in triathlon because of the welcoming endurance community, and because every time I toe the line to race it is a chance to push myself beyond limits that I ever thought possible.”

Alycia has been using INFINIT nutrition for 6 years. She loves to be able to customize her formula, and loves that she doesn’t have to worry about any added colors or chemicals.

Fun Facts About Alycia: 

∞ She got married last October to a fellow endurance athlete (and INFINIT user), Andrew Fast
∞ Her favorite day of the week is Friday because it's the weekend and for her that means PIZZA.

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