A Note from the Coach - Shahin Hadian -- As a coach, what impresses me about Sarah is her determination, her talent, but ultimately her attitude. As a runner and now as a triathlete, she has shown tremendous growth and progress. And the good news is that she has more to gain. Her swimming both in the pool and in the open water has seen such improvements. Her biking has gotten stronger and will continue to do so as she embarks on longer distances. Her running has always been strong while she develops the foundation to run as fast as she can coming off the bike. In another words, she is a force to be reckoned with and I am just glad she is on my team and not in my age group.
2017 - Sarah in the finish chute at the IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga with her coach Shahin cheering her on
Sarah Bennett --- When I signed up for my first Fleet Feet Knoxville program in 2014, I was 20-something moving back in with my parents after living on my own for several years. I was changing careers and applying for graduate schools while trying to acclimate to a new city in which the only people I knew were my parents. It was an emotionally stressful time and I needed a distraction. Thus, I decided to try running a 5k and signed up for Fleet Feet’s No Boundaries II training program. Being a life-long athlete and runner, I found the 5k distance to be not enough of a challenge for me and wanted to go farther, so I signed up for the half marathon training program in the fall of 2014. READ MORE