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Ian Dees

Ian Dees has been walking briskly since 2005, when a co-worker tricked him into competing in Portland to Coast. A few years later, he started training to racewalk. Ian competed in his first judged track race in 2012, and since then he has become involved in the community as a coach and as an apprentice official.

By day, Ian slings code and puns at a Portland software company. By night, he writes programming books, plunks away at his guitar, and chases his little ones around on bicycles.