From 229lb smoker to pro triathlete in 3.5 years
by Taren Gesell
As recently as 2013, Renee Kiley found herself at the most unhealthy point in her life. She was 229lbs, sedentary and a heavy smoker who was consumed with her stressful career. In 2014, she rode a bike for the first time since she was a kid. That was the beginning of her three year transformation from unhealthy, non-exerciser into a professional triathlete.
On today’s episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we talk with Renee about the staggering changes in her life, how she ended up so unhealthy to begin with, the challenges she faced in getting healthy, how she decided to give up her lucrative career, and her pro triathlon goals.
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