303Triathlon is proud to present the Triathlon Leadership Panel at this year’s Primal Colorado Bike Expo.
On Saturday at 1:00 come hear Ironman Race Director Ashlie Nalls, Rev3 Representative Carole Sharpless, and Without Limits Race Director Lance Panigutti discuss all things triathlon. Location: Community Tent.
PLUS – great giveaways, including Colorado Triathlon and Outdoor Divas race entries, Ironman fleece blankets, and Rev3 items.
Co-Founder of Without Limits Productions,competed at the highest level of triathlon for over 14 years, racing domestically and internationally as an ITU level Pro. Lance’s passion for event production came during his college years while working as an ocean lifeguard at Compo Beach (Westport, CT). “I use to create rescue relays, Ironguard/rescue challenge, and things everyone else thought couldn’t be done! My only regret is never rescue boarding across Long Island Sound.”
When I came back to the sport post 2005 and started racing professionally around the world, I’d come home to the local Colorado scene and realized something was missing. That same affordable, professionally executed, but welcoming race feel that I experienced growing up was no where to be found.
With my older brother, and co-founder Tony, I was able to take the same creative mentality from my Summer college days and realized every race is a piece of art. “You can shape and mold it any way you’d like, but what it comes down to in the end is giving people something they’ve never seen before. It’s all about giving the athletes something that will test their sense of challenge, awaken their competitive spirit, and change their lifestyle in a positive light. No two races, pieces of art, or two experiences are ever the same, so it’s about giving that WOW factor each and every time out!”
Ashlie started with IRONMAN in January 2008 as a Marketing Intern. Since then she has worked in the marketing department as a Marketing Manager where she managed all of the IRONMAN Villages in North American and has since moved into the Operations department a few years, first serving as Race Director for the Boulder Peak and now as the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder Race Director.
She also is spearheading the Women for Tri/ IRONMAN Boulder initiative which is striving to have the first ever 50/50 registration split at any IRONMAN distance event and is hosting women’s events from now until IRONMAN Boulder.
Carole comes to us with a swimming background, with National and Olympic Trials qualifiers to her resume.
She turned to triathlon in her early 30’s and quickly ascended the ranks.
Carole holds Five Top-5 Ironman finishes, her best being 2nd place at Ironman Florida in 2006 and was the National Ironman Champion. During her tenure Carole held the Ironman Louisville swim course record and the Ironman Lake Placid bike course record.
Carole began coaching multisport in 2002. She is a USA Triathlon, USA Cycling and Triathlon Academy certified coach as well as a Masters swim coach. Carole has individually coached 217 people to the Ironman finish line (with only 2 DNF’s to her coaching resume) and is considered one of the finest swim technicians in the country. Her commitment to the individual’s success coupled with her natural sense of humor make her a unique asset.
Carole has worked for Rev3Tri since they began in 2008. She is passionate about events that provide a family-friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on the individual’s experience and is very proud to be an ambassador for Rev3Tri.