At Quintana Roo, in Chattanooga, across the world, we’re a big family - connected by blood, sweat and tears. This sport brings people together, making them healthier and happier. Just look at our CEO, Peter Hurley.
After a quadruple bypass in 2001 resulting from genetics and poor health habits, Peter got serious about his well-being. He sold his investment banking business and dedicated his life to living healthy. He soon met his future wife, Lorraine, and they began doing fun runs and rides together.
In 2007, Peter saw an opportunity to purchase American Bicycle Group. True to form, he jumped headfirst into triathlon. He was able to stop taking heart medication in 2010 as a result of consistent training and healthy choices (hooray)! Now he continues to train six days a week and competes in upwards of a dozen triathlons each year, all around the world, from sprints to full Iron-distance events. He has raced in Europe, Asia and the Middle East -- with an eye on completing triathlons on six continents.
Peter joined Triathlon Business International (TBI) in 2010, became a board member in 2013, and Officer and Secretary in 2015. He was instrumental in bringing the Ironman “144.6” and 70.3 events to Chattanooga, helping expose a whole city to the thrill of the race.
And Lorraine: She started competing in triathlons in 2008, traveling with Peter to races across the U.S. and Europe. They are both trained by QT2 Systems. Lorraine also dedicates six days a week to training, primarily for the 70.3 distance -- though Ironman Chattanooga 2015 will be her first time at the big dance.
Peter and Lorraine aren’t just family to each other: They are Quintana Roo, they are Chattanooga. They Are Triathlon.