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Liam Smyth

CINCINNATI, Ohio

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Gravel Cycling, Road Running, Trail Running, Duathlon, Hiking, Yoga, Strength Sports (Bodybuilding, Strongman, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Crossfit)
Bucket List RaceDirty Kanza, Dirty Benjamin, Belgian Waffle Ride
Favorite Picky Bars productPB&J granola or drizzle!!!
Off-Day ActivityHiking

I spent most of my life trying to figure out who I am and what I stand for, and in the process, I have worn many hats. My wife will tell you there have been many versions of Liam! In 2014 halfway through dental school, I had to have an invasive surgery to correct a problem that had caused me 3 years of excruciating chronic pain. Recovery was difficult and there were times I questioned if my career in healthcare would be over before it started, but over the next few years, I found strength and resolve in my journey back to health. I switched to a plant-based diet, started cycling, lost 50 lbs, achieved a clear headspace, and discovered that my own sense of individuality is the most important thing I have. I am currently living in Cincinnati training in my dream residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to become a pediatric dentist. I am an avid endurance athlete, haven’t touched a bite of meat in 6 years, and never take the opportunity to be outside for granted. I am not sure what the future holds for me after I finish my training, but I plan to ride my bike every chance I get when I am not fighting sugar bugs and tooth decay!