Murphy is part triathlon’s pioneer generation. In the early years, Murphy was active in all aspects of the sport: He raced triathlons and other multi-sport events beginning in the mid 1970s; He produced his first triathlon in 1980. He has raced or attended Ironman Hawaii every year since 1982. He was the first Executive Director of the organization that is now USA Triathlon, the sport’s national governing body. He created the race format that is now the Olympic format (Nike Horny Toad Triathlon). He was the race director for the first-ever US Triathlon Series Race. He wrote the sport’s first-ever drafting rule. And, he race directed the sport’s first-ever race with a prize purse (Horny Toad Invitational). In 1985, Murphy resigned his law practice and established the business that is now PCH Sports. He worked on the development and launch of the highly successful IronKids Series. He took on Paula Newby-Fraser as a client in 1987, launching the most successful athlete representation business in the history of the sport. PCH Sports represented athletes have won 44 Ironman and triathlon World Championships, and World & Olympic championships in mountain biking, snowboarding, beach volleyball, and adventure races. Murphy’s endurance event production experience goes back to the 1970’s. His recent events include the Laguna Phuket Triathlon in Thailand, Outdoor Quest, National Geographic Action Asia Challenge Series, Ironman Korea, and Ironman China. Murphy has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin (cum laude 1975), a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law (cum laude 1978), and a lifetime of experience in sports. He started swimming competitively at age seven and was successful at all levels of that sport including a top-15 World Ranking and All-American awards.
Shannon Delaney, a former pro triathlete and NCAA All American Swimmer, also has a lifetime of endurance sport experience. While she has years of experience in athlete and event management, her entry into sports post racing started in apparel with Tinley and Reebok. Her apparel experience continued in Chile and she still continues to work closely with a number of manufactures in both North and South America.
Her love is still centered around endurance sports, the energy that surrounds the sport and the relationships built through the years both in triathlon and Multisport. Most recently Shannon has been focused on with the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, and iconic waterman event.
Shannon is a graduate of University of San Diego California. While she runs the Catalina Marathon each year and has future plans to race Ironman Kona again, her sports passion is paddleboard and outrigger racing. She continues to find time to train and race and compete in a number of channel crossings each year with her kids, including Catalina and Molokai.
Wendy IngrahamAthlete Agent
Wendy Ingraham’s 20-year triathlon career resulted in 8 Ironman wins and 38 top-ten Ironman finishes in 44 races. Wendy was NCAA All-American swimmer and a former PCH Sports’ client. While Wendy never won in Kona, the combination of her personality and performance made her one of the sport’s best-known athletes. Wendy also knows sponsorship from both sides: As an athlete she successfully cultivated many long-term sponsor relationships, including 14 years with her primary sponsor; In the business world she was TYR’s Multisport Manager from 2003-2006 with responsibilities for national sales, product design, athlete promotion, and sponsorship. Wendy loves the sport and enjoys engaging with many of the companies, race directors and athletes still very much involved today in the sport. Wendy has goals of competing again sometime soon in Kona but right now is enjoying being involved with the sport an enjoying time with her family, including daughter Skylar. Wendy is a graduate of Michigan State University. She is a supporter of such causes as CAF and TriMasters, a Chicago inter-city kids program. She is married and enjoys her time with her daughter (Skylar). She remains active in triathlon and adventure racing.