Baton Rouge Mandeville New Orleans

Blake Esch

When did you start working at Varsity Sports?

I started working at Varsity Sports at the end of February 2014.

How did you get started running/racing?

When I was 8 or 9, my parents were going to the Mockler Beverage Oktoberfest 3-mile run, and they gave me the option of going to the run with them or spending the night at my grandparents’ house. I chose to go with them to the run and had a great time.  Shortly thereafter, my parents signed me up for the RocketKidz Triathlon and discovered a new passion.

What is the most interesting thing that’s happened on race day?

At the 2014 CajunMan triathlon, I cut my foot on some broken steps exiting the water and didn’t realize it until my shoe turned blood red on the bike.  I finished the race and needed 4 stitches post-race.

What shoe do you race in?

Adidas Adios Boost 2

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What is a random fact about you?

I am super shy, but once I open up, I become extremely sarcastic.