Russ is a member of the Well-Fit Elite Team and also competes in both on and off road races
Russ has coached swim lessons, swim team, diving team, and junior lifeguards while he worked as a lifeguard for Chicago Park District from 1999 to 2004. Russ’ sports career started with commuting to work on a bicycle in the summer of 2006. His excitement and interest for competition grew as other cyclists would pass him along the way. In Russ’ first triathlon, 2007 Galena Triathlon, he placed 2nd in his Age Group and 37th Overall. Russ was then slavishly taken by triathlons and has been passionate ever since.
Russ’ most recent accomplishment is the 2009 Chicago Cyclocross Cup Overall Winner in Men’s 4A Category. Russ plans to race cyclocross at the Pro level in the next few years. Outside of training, he enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, volley-ball, diving, and bike touring.