Mike Levine is a retired Aerospace Aluminum Sales Manager whose life’s passion outside of his love, commitment and partnership with his soulmate and beautiful wife Jan, have revolved around fitness endeavors and outdoor sports. He grew up by the ocean surfing, sailing, fishing and not so near the ocean, snow skiing.
He became a serious Triathlete after watching the amazing race between Julie Moss and Kathleen McCartney witnessed by millions on ABC’S Wide World of Sports in the spring of 1982, immediately entering next October’s event and he was ‘hooked’ for life competing in Triathlon. Kathleen became his ‘super hero’ in 1982 after he watched the ABC show and little did he know that more than 3 decades later, she would, by sheer fate become his dear friend, mentor, coach and personal inspiration to help him fight his deadly Cancer and refuse to allow the disease to control his life.
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Mike has competed in over 100 Triathlons and Marathons in his sports career and was named a Triathlon Federation USA 1994 All American Triathlete in his age group.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Southern California, a US Coast Guard Viet Nam Veteran and a former member of the United States Antarctic Research Program with the National Science Foundation serving a 1 year contract aboard the US Antarctic Research Ship HERO.
Mike is determined to ‘sail into uncharted waters’ exploring options in his battle with his cancer through endurance fitness, outstanding medical treatment and with the uncompromising support of his wife, Kathleen and the Triathlon community. He says that he will not allow the cancer to define who he is. It ‘takes a Village’ and that he has!