Angela Durazo has had quite the life journey to becoming a sponsored age group triathlete. She was a professional model, to start, and competed in triathlons and other events as a side interest. At one point, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which can wreak havoc on muscles, bones and joints. She is overcoming these struggles and has launched herself as a competitive age group triathlete, and the good news is, Sinclair Import, the exclusive distributor of Argon 18 triathlon bikes, is her newest sponsor.
Let’s rewind for a moment, though – the rheumatoid arthritis is hard enough, but Angela is also a MRSA survivor. MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which is a staph infection that won’t react to usual antibiotic treatment. So yeah, this is one tough woman! And of course, attractive to boot – she may just give Alexandra Paul a run for her money at IMH one of these years if she works up to that distance. For now, Angela has a full 2013 race schedule planned, and while she hasn’t hit a podium yet, she is a rising force in her 2-year triathlon career. And remember – she’s racing with RA, and that is no easy feat. She’ll be flying along on her Argon 18 tri bike this season, thanks to her new sponsor.