Kevin Dolan

Triathlete

Kevin started swimming at the very early age of seven and competed competitively throughout high school. At that time, he also joined track & field and started running for the team. His family was passionate about cycling as well.  So when Kevin started college at the University of Pittsburgh and heard about the triathlon club, it felt natural for him to combine all three sports. Kevin received a Bachelor’ of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’ of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.

His first triathlon was with the Pitt Triathlon Club at their spring race in April 2010. Upon returning from the event, Kevin was so inspired that he quickly signed up for the Philadelphia Triathlon. Over the next several years, he finished multiple sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlons.

Kevin competed in his first 70.3 distance during the 2016 Ironman Boulder.

Over the past few years, Kevin has increased his running distance as well. He has finished one marathon and three half marathons.  Kevin attributes much of his athletic growth and desire to stick with triathlons to the awesome experience he had with the Pitt Triathlon Club.

This year, Kevin is training to compete in the full distance Ironman Arizona. His coach, David Wirth, is providing training advice, and nutritional guidance to assist Kevin in obtaining his goal. Kevin has transitioned to a pescetarian diet and hasn’t regretted making the change. He credits some of his athleticism and overall health improvements to the change in diet. He also enjoys expanding his culinary skills by exploring new recipes driven by this dietary change.

Kevin grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, PA. However, he has since moved to Denver, CO, where he enjoys the great scenery and the amazing climate for his training.

Outside of triathlons, Kevin really enjoys playing guitar and hanging out with friends.  He also enjoys traveling. Clearly this is highlighted in the fact that Kevin has visited 33 states and 17 countries. He looks forward to where his journey will take him next.