Donnie Pingaro


Donnie Pingaro grew up in the Hudson Valley and lettered in X-Country, Basketball and Tennis in High School. In 1990 he moved to S Florida to attend the University of Miami business school and graduate with an MBA in 1992. His career transitioned into real estate on Fisher Island in 1994 and is now the broker-owner of the Island Insiders. Always a runner, in 2000 he made the commitment to finally run a marathon. With his love for travel he chose Stockholm Sweden for this 1st endurance event. He ran future marathons in Minneapolis and Disney. In June 2005 his triathlon career was launched at Key Biscayne complete with an utter inability to unclip going into T2 and thus crash. Later that year the race was on to beat his younger brother in Chicago. Mission accomplished. Travel continued to great races such as Bermuda, Escape from Alcatraz, Kona, Minneapolis, Portland, Washington DC, New York, Panama and more. Focusing primarily on olympic distance events he won the five city Lifetime Fitness Finish5 challenge in 2008 and has podiumed in several other sprint and olympic races. In summer 2010 he had a breakthrough 70.3 performance at the distance at the Timberman 70.3 with a sub 5:10 race thanks to some last minute nutrition tips. Donnie also proudly captained the ‘Horny Hero’ team from the BRT in the epic 2012 Hood to Coast Run Relay. The 2013 race schedule set highlighted with return trips to the Escape from Alcatraz and the Honu 70.3 in June. Aging up in 2013 brings excitement and the challenge to ‘get older and get faster.