Noel Mulkey is a 22 year old triathlete from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Noel began competing in triathlons in 2014 with the goal of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. In his first competition, Noel placed 8th in sprint distance triathlon. With less than a year of training, Noel quickly rose to placing 3rd in his first Olympic distance triathlon. Seeing success on course and the passion that Noel has for triathlon has inspired to him to make a career out of training and competing. A humble and appreciative competitor, Noel is most inspired by his parents and his twin sister, who were very involved in endurance training and ultramarathons. He’s happy to have the “opportunity to work out every day and really push myself.”
Multi- talented, Noel also has a keen eye for photography. Noel has amassed over 400,000 followers on his Instagram channel with his beautifully curated images that no doubt inspires others to find their own passions.
Q&A with Noel Mulkey
What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?
Honestly, the number one thing on my bucket list for me at my age is to travel the world, I can make this happen; I'm confident I can make this happen. I love adventures from bungee jumping to hang gliding. I am up for just about anything adventurous and new. If I had to pick one place I would love to see the many of the countries in the Asian Pacific.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To run like lightening. Running is really a simple exercise. You do not need any other equipment other than a good pair of running shoes. I also like getting outdoors. Running is fun way to see new spots when you visit new cities or towns. I just enjoying getting into the running zone.
What’s your favorite workout song?
Here is the thing – I have some favorite songs I listen to prior to the workout but really during the workout I enjoy just getting into a workout trance and concentrate on what I am doing. I forget everything around me which is really a wonderful sensation. I just like to get rid of all the noise.
Who’s your biggest supporter?
My biggest supporter is my dad. I have gotten most of inspiration from him. He has been a huge fan and supporter of many of my athletic endeavors. At some point in my life a would like to repay him for all that he has done for me. I guess you could add that to my bucket list.
What’s your go-to PowerBar product?
Honestly, I do not really have favorite. It is more like a favorite depending on what I am doing. During racing, I like PowerGel Strawberry Banana. Just about every morning before routine workouts, I eat a ½ banana and a Peanut Butter or Cookie Dough, Power Bar Performance Energy Bar.