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George Gallego

Triathlon

Hometown: New York, N.Y. 
Resides: New York, N.Y.
College:
Mercy College
Height:
5-9  
Weight:
190
Birthdate: June 9, 1967
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Triathlon Career: Member of the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Was the TRI-1 runner-up at the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Championship • Bronze medalist in the TRI-1 category at the 2009 ITU Paratriathlon World Championship • Finished third at the 2009 Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship and placed second in 2007 and 2008 • Was first at the Chicago Triathlon in 2008 and 2009.  

Athletic Background: Participated in martial arts from ages 7-16.

Personal: Graduated from Mercy College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership • Recently started a non-profit organization that focuses on creating supportive permanent and affordable housing for people with disabilities • Got involved with triathlons because he needed a new challenge in life.