Past Races

04/27/2019 Sprint Duathlon World Championships
04/14/2019 Sprint Duathlon National Championships
03/09/2019 Celtic Canter 5K

Melissa Spaid-Decker

Eldersburg, MD, Maryland |

Main FocusDuathlon, Triathlon, 5K, Half Marathon, Relays
Bucket List RaceDuathlon World Championships
Post-Race Drinkwater, gatorade, beer

I am a passionate Realtor, Athlete, and proud mother of two adorable boys. I love to travel, play sports, and spend time with family and friends. I started long distance running after having my first son to lose the baby weight. I fell in love with running and started competing in 5Ks, 10Ks, relays, and half marathons. Once I became pregnant with my second son, I wanted a new challenge to lose the weight and signed up for my first sprint triathlon, which I completed just 4 months after he was born. I have been competing in running races, duathlons, and triathlons ever since and love it! I have been competing in running races for 10 years now and competing in triathlons and duathlons for about 8 years. Sprint distance is my favorite and what I excel at. 2019 was my first year racing for Team USA at the Duathlon World Championships and it was an amazing experience. I'm looking forward to many more years of racing and trying new events.