Castelli Colletivo

Past Races

08/26/2023 70.3 World Championship Lahti, Finland
07/09/2023 TriWaco 1st AG
05/21/2023 Ironman 70.3 Tulsa 1st AG
04/22/2023 Duathlon National Championship - Standard Distance 1st AG
04/21/2023 Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championship 2nd AG
02/19/2023 Mercuryman 1

Ute Nestler

PLANO, Texas

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Duathlon, Yoga
Bucket List RaceIronman World Championships
Post-Race DrinkBang Keto
Off-Day ActivityPost-pandemic: Massages again, hang at the coffee shop

In 2001 a friend signed us up for a 5K run and my poor fitness level quite shocked me when I was slowly making it to the Finish line. Working full time while getting a Master’s degree at the same time I thought that I “do not have time” for working out. This was the wakeup call to better “make time”. I started to squeeze in a morning run. Life got less busy and over the years I transitioned to short triathlons, then longer triathlons up to 70.3 Ironman events. Each time I crossed the Finish line of a 70.3 Half-Ironman I told my partner and biggest supporter “Please never let me do a full Ironman!”. …Then Ironman announced they are bringing a full Ironman to Tulsa, the very city on the very same running path where that original 5K started my journey back into getting in shape 20 years earlier. Yes, I signed up. I finished 2nd in my age group (in Castelli gear, of course, which I had settled on after experimenting with different gear over years ?? ), qualifying for World Championships. It was an incredibly emotional experience, the feeling of coming full circle from that humble start. I am a firm believer in the innovativeness of Castelli gear. I would love to share this enthusiasm with like-minded athletes as part of the Castelli team, and with athletes not having found its awesomeness yet.