Hometown: Great Falls, Va.
Resides: Herndon, Va.
College: Georgetown University
Birthdate: Dec. 30, 1976
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Ind.
First Year Elite: 2006
2010 ITU Rank: 68
2010 USAT Rank: 7
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2010 Highlights: Finished sixth at the PATCO Pan American Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Oct. 17 • Placed 24th at the Huatulco ITU World Cup • Finished 10th at the ITU Monterrey World Cup April 18 • Posted runner-up finishes at the La Paz and Vina del Mar Pan American Cup races in January.
Elite Triathlon Career Highlights: Member of the USAT Project 2012 Team • Took fourth at the 2009 USAT Elite National Championship • Also grabbed eighth at the Huatulco ITU World Cup race • Was the No. 10 American (No. 90 overall) in the 2008 ITU World Cup Series rankings • Finished fourth at the 2008 Nevis ITU Pan American Cup event • Placed 20th at the Hy-Vee ITU World Cup race • Member of U.S. world championship team 2007 • Member of U.S. elite development squad 2007 • Posted five podium finishes at ITU Continental Cup races in first two years as elite (2006-07) • Won the Rincon ITU Pan American Cup race in June 2007.
Amateur Triathlon Career Highlights: Overall world amateur champion in 2005 by over 3 minutes - the largest margin of victory in the history of the event • Went undefeated in all races in 2005 • USA Triathlon All-American and Age Group Athlete of the Year by Inside Triathlon and Triathlete Magazines in 2005 • Multiple year USAT All-American • 2002 World Amateur Championship runner-up in 25-29 age group and was third overall in the event with fastest run split of the day.
Athletic Background: Georgetown University cross country and track & field team member from 1994-98 • Langley High School cross country and track & field team member 1990-94 with multiple all-state honors and was a member of multiple state championship relay teams.
Personal: Margie Stanmeyer Shapiro • Born Dec. 30, 1976, in Indianapolis, Ind. • A former high school Spanish teacher and track coach, Margie is the proud mother of William and Molly , both of whom spend countless hours watching Mommy train and race but somehow keep smiling • Husband Brendan coordinates travel and handles the kids for all of Margie's races and out of town training excursions • Together with sister Cathy, brother-in-law Ray, and husband Brendan, Margie co-owns Potomac River Running stores in Northern, Va. • She also coaches local runners and triathletes • Margie relies on her parents, in-laws and four siblings for moral support and help with the kids to make her training and racing possible.