Right after the Des Moines Register reporter was done, I got the chance to video interview Cathy Yndestad, the 2008 Hy-Vee Triathlon Female Amateur Champion. While the “professional” reporter was using pen and paper, I used my trusty video camera and though it was loud at first I think it captures what we were seeing on the ground. She makes her online home atcathyyndestad.com, while the craziest/jealous thing about Cathy is that while she was in college she was on the Golf team down in Iowa - Golf! She did not pick up triathlon till after college but has obviously worked extra hard to get to where she is at, imagine if she had started earlier?
A little bit on Cathy if some of you don’t know her:
2007 Post-Season Awards * USAT Triathlete of the Year Honorable Mention * Minnesota Multisport Triathlete of the Year * Minnesota Multisport Performance of the Year-BOUS Nationals * Minnesota Multisport Most Improved Triathlete * Midwest Multisport Series Overall Champion
2007 Race Results * IRONMAN FLORIDA-3rd 25-29AG * US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP-DALLAS: Top Amateur * LIFETIME FITNESS SERIES-Elite Amateur Champion * BEST OF THE US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-3rd overall * ACCENTURE CHICAGO TRIATHLON-2nd Elite Amateur * 70.3 IRONMAN NEWFOUNDLAND-Top Amateur (5th overall) * LIFETIME FITNESS TRIATHLON-Elite Amateur Champion * HY-VEE TRIATHLON-3rd overall
Let me not forget to mention that she has won our local Lifetime Triathlon twice - 2006 and 2007 - and got full page spreads in Triathlete Magazine (first was treadmill picture, second was pool picture). She is also a member of theGear West Elite team, while her husband Kerry takes sweet pictures over atyndecam.comAnd last but not least, we both got into making custom Splish swim suits (though my iwilltri speedo has been called gross, inappropriate, disgusting, etc).