It seems fitting that Dynamo Multisport was born during an Olympic year. The Olympic year is always focused, determined, stressful, fervent and wildly fun. These same adjectives could easily describe our GREEN family. As I wrote to our own Betty and Ernie Janelle last week, we definitely put the “FUN” in dysfunction, something that all families deal with in their own idiosyncratically unique way. When I think back on these four years, I look at the evolution of our program from humble beginnings in the Chamblee weight room and 12 athletes on the roster to kick off 2009 to the 5 athletes we had at the Ironman World Championships last Saturday. More defining about those four years, though, was the personification of our community that has developed in that time last Saturday: the 30 strong support team lining the sea wall in an armada block of green, dotting the streets of Ali’i Drive and pedaling the Queen K on the most sacred grounds of our sport. To say we’ve come a long way would be an understatement.
I wrote in a blog last week that what defines Dynamo Multisport now isn’t what has changed in those four years; it’s what has remained the same. Our culture is fiercly in tact. We are defined by not what we do in the races but the people who compose the ‘We’ in Dynamo. We are caring, passionate, welcoming, diverse, respectful athletes who have congregated around an idea of community in the shared passion of multisport. This hasn’t changed. And as we look towards […]