Endurance sports junkie Matt Sheeks grew up in the bicycle racing world, riding the road and track in high school. He transitioned to distance running in college, and ran under Coach Rob Conner at the University of Portland. The Portland Pilots were 9th in the 2005 Division 1 National-Cross Country Championships when Matt was on the varsity team. His PRs on the track are 3:50 for 1500m, 14:04 for 5000m, and 29:14 for 10000m.
Currently, Matt is combining his two greatest sporting passions, running and cycling, and often adding swimming into the mix. Some of his best results have been in duathlon. He won the Agre-Group (amateur) World Championships in 2009 in Concord, NC, and the 2010 Elite USA Nationals in Birmingham, AL. He lives and trains in Woodinville, Washington near Seattle.
When Matt isn’t training or racing you can find him coaching some of the top marathoners in the Northwest US or helping college students grow spiritually with his work for Cru, a spiritual resource for college students. Matt’s fuel of choice, Orbana, of course! Watch for Matt this summer at all the major Ironman Races: