Samantha McGlone

On the comeback trail
purplepatch Professional since
January 2011
Career Highlights

2004 Olympian
2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion
2007 Hawaii Ironman World Championships - 2nd Place
2009 Ironman Arizona Champion

What purplepatch Means

After my obvious successes and experiences in the sport, I never would have believed I would have hit such a stumbling block in my athletic career.  I have spent the last year regaining my health following a bout of chronic fatigue, with the amazing guidance from Matt Dixon.  Our first mission was to simply regain my health, not an easy battle to begin with, and now I feel like I have unfinished business in the sport.  Being a part of purplepatch has transformed my view of the sport and given me a renewed excitement to train and compete again.