Our Athlete of the Week is Hope Frost!
Hope started swimming when she was 7 years old and completed her first triathlon when she was just 8 on a beach cruiser. Her first race was IronKids in North Carolina. She did the IK series until it stopped in 2014. In 2013, she did her first USAT Nationals race, when she was 10 years old. In addition to triathlon, Hope swims, runs (XC and track), cheers, and plays soccer for her high school. Hope really is a well-rounded athlete, but her favorite sport is running.
Hope’s parents established Endorphin Fitness Hampton Roads and both are coaches there. Inevitably, Hope has been a part of Endorphin Fitness since 2014. Endorphin Fitness has taught Hope to “Be More” by being more than a leader on her team. Hope helps out with the younger kids and sets an example of hard work and dedication.
The youth distance is Hope’s favorite race distance, but she has also completed the Sprint distance. Hope just had a great first race as the season is just starting. She claims to have made a few errors in her race, especially in transition. But this doesn’t get Hope down. For Hope, all that means is she has things to work on to make her even faster. Her main goals this season are to get to top three at USAT Youth Nationals and get invited to the Olympic Training Center.
Hope’s can’t choose just one favorite race, so she nominates Sarasota and Ironkids Nationals in Iowa as her favorites. She chose Sarasota as her current favorite race because she loves the venue. Her all-time favorite is IronKids Nationals.
When we asked Hope about advice for beginners she reminds us, “Don’t let your mind get in the way of success!”