Biggest Loser star joins, races, and promotes Rev3 triathlon series
Posted Nov 26 2009 10:00pm
Here at Revolution3, we’re always thrilled when high-profile
athletes register for our events, as this motivates others to get
involved and make a difference. Next year, Tara Costa will join the ranks of celebrities to take part in our three annual
races. A featured contestant on the previous season of the hit reality
show “The Biggest Loser”, Tara has lost a whopping 155 pounds since
first joining the show in September 2008.
Tara will compete in all three of our 2010 events: the Olympic
event at Knoxville, the half-Rev at Quassy in Middlebury, CT., and the
full-Rev triathlon at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH.. To prepare, Tara
will train with Heather Gollnick, a Pro Triathlete, five-time Ironman
Champion and CEO of Rev3 Coaching.
“ I am thrilled to be working with Tara – I have a
tremendous amount of respect for what she has accomplished. I look very
forward to guiding her training as she begins the journey of
accomplishing her next goal, completing the Rev3 Triathlon Series ” states Rev3 Coaching CEO Heather Gollnick
About Tara Well before “The Biggest Loser”,
Tara Costa grew up in a small town, raised by a single mother who
taught her the merits of working ethically and honestly to achieve a
sense of fulfillment and independence. After years of grappling with
her weight, Tara landed a job as a plus-sized model for one of the top
New York modeling agencies. With a degree from New York University, she
wound up snaring a finance position at one of the nation’s most
prominent beauty supply companies.
In September of 2008, Tara made the life-changing decision to
leave her job and home in New York to join “The Biggest Loser” cast.
Starting out at a weight of 294 pounds, she worked tenaciously to shed
155 pounds in just 18 weeks. Along the way, Tara inspired millions with
her spirit of determination and unwavering optimism.
Since earning her reality show fame, Tara has been featured on the covers of Good Housekeeping and OK magazines.
What’s next on the horizon for this newly svelte athlete and role
model? “I just want to keep pushing myself,” she says. “I’m excited
about getting out there and trying things I never would have been
capable of before.”
Why Rev3? We asked Tara to share her
motivation for participating in the Rev3 trio of events. “I want to
encourage people to do things they never thought possible, and motivate
them to lead a healthy lifestyle,” she says. “Participating in these
triathlons is a great way to lead by example.”
The Rev3 events are appropriate for athletes of all ages and
skill sets. You don’t have to be a celebrity, a professional athlete,
or even an amateur triathlete to be inspired by these fun, challenging
races. That said, they’re challenging enough to push you to achieve
your personal best.
You can keep up with Tara’s progress by reading her training blogs and viewing her videos at http://www.taracosta.com/, or by visiting the Rev3 blog. In addition to updates provided by Tara, her coach Heather ( www.heathergollnick.com ) will also be blogging about the experience!