Born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Ben played a different sport every season until finding running in the 8th grade. From then, he was never able to get away from endurance sports. After a short running career, and an even shorter rowing career, at Columbia University, Ben signed up for his first triathlon in 2014 and realized it was the sport that he had been training for his whole life.
Soon after finding the ‘sport’ love of my life, Ben found the ‘love’ love of his life, his now wife and fellow pro triathlete, Summer Deal. Married and then living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the prospect of competing at the top level of the sport became a reality. Ben qualified as a pro in 2018 and wasted no time integrating into the pro field, fighting into the top 10 at five 70.3 races in his rookie year.
A huge nerd and a student of all things aero, Ben read about bikes nearly as much as he rides them.