About the Authors


Libby Hurley

libby hurleyElizabeth (Libby) Hurley is Founder and President of Together We Tri (TWT) a Chicago-area triathlon training program. A three time Ironman finisher and veteran of more than 50 races, Libby began her triathlon journey as a spectator at the Escape to Alcatraz race in San Francisco.

Fueled by her background as a competitive age group swimmer with Olympic aspirations, Libby longed to compete in triathlons.  A lack of information on the emerging sport led Libby to devise a training program for herself, which she would use to inspire her entrepreneurial quest.

The idea for a triathlon training company was swimming around in Libby’s head before she even crossed her first finish line.  Together We Tri was off and running in the year 2000 and since then has motivated more than 6,000 athletes to realize their triathlon goals.

Prior to founding Together We Tri, Libby worked as a Physicians Assistant specializing in Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch for more than 11 years.  She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Glenview, Illinois with her husband and three children.

Tri the Journey is the culmination of Libby’s enduring desire to bring the ‘Triathlon High’ beyond the athletes she trains.  The book and Web site are the realization of Libby’s dream to encourage thousands more to experience a fitness program that transforms lives.


Betsy Noxon

betsy noxon(Elizabeth) Betsy Noxon is a freelance health and fitness writer whose work has appeared in numerous national magazines, including AARP The Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Experience Life, Health, Heart-Healthy Living, Parents, Runner’s World, and United Airline’s Hemispheres. She has also reported on health conferences for Glamour magazine, written online for MSN.com Health & Fitness, Livestrong.com, for The Chicago Tribune, The L.A. Times, North Shore magazine and for corporate clients.

An athlete all her life, Betsy is always on the go be it running, swimming, cycling, skiing or golfing.  A cycling trip down California’s Highway 1 inspired her to take up triathlons.  Training with Together We Tri since 2008, Betsy has competed in eight triathlons, including the 2010 USA Triathlon National Age Group Championships (a qualifying event). She was also named an Illinois State Champion in 2010.

Preceding her freelance writing career, Betsy worked in health care for a cardiovascular prevention program and as a practice manager. She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and has a Masters Degree in Communication from Cleveland State University.

Betsy is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc. and has attended the vetted Writers & Editors/One-on-One magazine conference in Chicago for five years.  She continues to train, is a coach for Girls on the Run, and plans to continue to compete as a triathlete.  She resides in Glenview, Illinois with her husband and two children. You can visit Betsy at BetsyNoxon.com.


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