Bo Parrish is a 30-something registered investment advisor at Research Financial Strategies in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bo graduated from Auburn University with a degree in finance. I guess you could say “Bo knows finance.”
Bo also knows multisports. Bo is a competitive age group triathlete with the Timex Multisport Team. Bo says his most memorable competition moment to date includes racing Ironman New Zealand in 2008 and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida in 2007.
Wind the clock back a few years and you’ll start to appreciate how much Bo has accomplished as an athlete.
According to an article on Newton Running.com posted in November of 2011, Bo was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at age 13 and suffered from anemia, chronic fevers and other health issues until age 26, when he had an emergency colostomy and was outfitted with an external pouch. Bo has since finished four Ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run).
Bo was featured in the article because he was running alongside six Newton employees at the ING New York City Marathon to help raise money for the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the care, quality of life and treatment options for children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
“Being so close to death taught me to make the most of every day,” says Parrish. “That includes raising awareness about this debilitating condition and supporting companies like Newton Running that want to make a difference.”
According to his work website, Research Financial Strategies, Bo serves on the boards of the Nashville Triathlon Club, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the TJ Martell Foundation Board. He is also a member of the Phoenix Club of Nashville and the Young Leader’s Council. Bo was named as a top 5 finalist for Nashville’s Emerging Leaders Award in the area of finance.
Bo just returned from the 2012 Timex Multisport Team camp held in Newark, New Jersey at the New York Giants training facility. Below is the an excerp from a recent post from Bo on his Timex Multisport Team blog:
If the pace that was set by the 2012 Timex Multisport Camp is any indication of the upcoming triathlon season…….well then look out world, we’re goin’ fast this year baby!! I don’t even know where to begin, we literally went non-stop for the better part of 3 days. First and foremost, I want to thank Team Sports, Inc and Timex USA (http://www.timex.com/) for making all of this possible. I am so pumped about our new bike sponsor, Quintana Roo (http://www.quintanarootri.com/) and the superfast lineup of bikes in the works for the team this year. We got to hear from legendary bike developer Brad Devaney and I took him up on his offer to come and see him at the USA HQ in Chattanooga, TN!! Ryan Ives of Shimano (http://bike.shimano.com/) was on hand to give us an update on the 2012 wheel systems. Let me just say that June 1st will be a very exciting day for all things Shimano! And how ’bout Nathan (http://www.nathansports.com/) going huge with new product development this year. I was floored to hear that the company based in Sharon Hill, PA now had over 3,000 SKUs in the lineup. Expect the most innovative of fueling systems from Nathan this triathlon season!! How could I forget our new clothing provider Champion Systems (http://champ-sys.com/home.) Our kits look and feel silky smooth, chaffing not included included! Once again, we will have no trouble with sighting in the sun thanks to Native Eyewear ( http://www.nativeyewear.com/) and our sunglasses this year.
Continue reading Bo’s adventures in triathlon on his Timex Multisport Team profile.
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