Winter Vinecki founded Team Winter, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, at the age of 9 after losing her 40 year old dad to prostate cancer.
She has helped raise close to $400,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness and has athletes, young and old, racing around the world for Team Winter.
Competing in triathlons since age five, 14 year-old Winter is a two-time Ironkids Triathlon National Champion and the current USAT Pacific Northwest Age Group Champion. She spent three years as the IronKids Ambassador introducing kids to the sport of triathlon and encouraging them to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. Winter is currently an Olympic hopeful for the 2018 Winter Olympics in aerial skiing. She lives and trains in Park City, UT at the Utah Olympic Park. Winter uses, triathlons, XTERRAs , Obstacle Course Races and running to help her cross train.
Winter has raced in Newton's since 2008 and is currently doing a marathon on every continent. She recently set a world record by becoming the youngest person to complete 26.2 miles in Antarctica. Winter also won the overall female title at the “Toughest Marathon in the World” in June 2013, the Inca Trail Marathon. She hopes to become the youngest person in the world complete a marathon on every continent in honor of her dad and the 1 in 6 men affected by prostate cancer. She will be completing her seventh continent, Europe, in November 2013 on the original course of Phidippides in Athens, Greece.