To triathletes, “Athena” and “Clydesdale” have one meaning, but to those in the Masters Track circuit, the name “Athena Track Club” connotes running excellence, comraderie and wisdom.
The Athena Track Club is a nationwide masters women’s track team with several members living in the D.C. metropolitan area. Shown here with Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is accomplished Masters champion runner Julie Hayden of the Athena Track Club. Athena Track Club was established in 2006 to provide opportunities for like-minded elite female runners to compete as a team in Masters track, road racing and cross-country events. The club draws members from across the USA and is registered as a club with USATF Mid-Atlantic Region.
Triathletes may ask, why the name Athena, and what does the owl mean? The owl is a symbol of wisdom which is associated with the Goddess Athena, who was also known for her beauty. For a group of Masters-Age female athletes, wisdom, beauty and goddess-like powers is an obvious association we think ! For more about the Club’s success at last year’s nationals, go to the Athena web site.