Interview with Todd Buckingham, an endurance athlete specializing in the Olympic Distance Triathlon.
Title/Current Job: Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology at Michigan State University.
What sport(s) do you compete in: Primarily focused on Olympic Distance triathlon. Also compete in other distance triathlons including sprint and half-iron, duathlon, and running events from the 5k to marathon distance.
What are some notable races that you have competed in?
- 2015-2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship
- 2016 and 2017 Boston Marathon
- 2016 ITU World Championship
Major challenge or race you are looking to conquer? 3-peat the USAT Age Group National Championship for the 25-29 AG
What is one piece of advice you would give people training for their first race? One workout won't make or break your race. A good workout, bad workout, missing a workout; one time doesn't really matter. It's the consistency that's important. If you consistently put in the work, it will pay off come race day.
Favorite Quote: Go the distance
Fun fact about you: I received a full tuition scholarship to SVSU (in part) because I can do the "water drop" noise. Ask me about it. It's a fun story :)