Chad Mahakian

One of my earliest memories is going to running races and cheering on my parents.  When I was in 4th grade, the P.E. teacher told us about a one mile race at the local park.  I was so excited to get to do what I watched my parents do for years.  I remember sprinting, walking, wanting to quit and then reaching the finish line and loving every minute of it.  I continued to run in high school and started triathlons during college because I was intrigued by the variety that it offered.  To bring it full circle, after watching me participate in triathlon for a couple years, both of my parents took of triathlon.  One of my favorite is memories is getting to take a finisher picture at Ironman Louisville with my dad.  It is those type of experiences that keep me doing what I love.

Of all of the great SBR Sports products, SKIN SLICK is my favorite for a number of reasons.  First, it works really well as preventing chaffing and blisters especially when I run without socks.  I love the fact that it stays on when I am in the water do not have to reapply mid workout.  The best part is that because it is a spray, I am able to use it all over and don’t have to worry about it melting in the sun.

How many bikes do you own?

How many pairs of (running, or cycling) shoes do you own?

How many goggles do you own?

What temp is your favorite temperature?

How many broken bones have you had?

Favorite food:
Consistence is key and for the past 26 years my answer to this question has always been the same, cereal.  Depending on how much of an adult I feel like being my go to is either Kashi Go Lean Crunch or Special K Red Berries.  After a long training day, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Frosted Mini Wheats are the perfect treat.

Favorite place to vacation and why:
My favorite place to visit is Arizona.  I have been going there every year since I was six months old to visit family.  I have so many memories of my grandparents and awesome adventures while there.  Every time we visit, it is tradition to do Camelback mountain and take a family picture at the top. 

Do you prefer flip flops or shoes? 
As someone who owns a shoe wall comparable to that at a running store, I would say shoes over flip flops.  While flip flops are convenient on the pool deck, shoe are more versatile and can add some additional height for those of us that are vertically challenged.