NAME: Devon Kijewski
OCCUPATION: Student, Barista at Starbucks
EXPERIENCE: A long-time runner, she has competed in five triathlons this year.
GAME PLAN: Kijewski, who took off this semester at USC Aiken and is waiting to hear back for her application to the nursing program, broke her back in a May 2011 car accident. She decided to try to expand her physical horizons to triathlons.
“After I broke my back, my whole perspective changed,” she said. “Life is short.” She is competing in her first ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta with her boyfriend, Dustin Bieling. Kijewski said she wants to finish in the six-hour range.