Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jeff Dorrill was profiled in a D CEO Magazine article about how he balances his busy legal career with his hobby of competing in ultradistance triathlons. The two-page spread appears in a section titled “Off Duty” about the personal side of DFW business leaders.
Here is an excerpt:
At the starting line of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France, Haynes and Boone attorney Jeff Dorrill stood ready to begin another triathlon – but not before he closed the $500 million acquisition of a New York City hotel, over the phone, for Irving’s Highgate Capital Group. After finding a stranger to take care of his mobile phone, Dorrill’s day demanded a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run.
He grew up loving sports, but mostly just watched from the bleachers. At the age of 43, after his wife Melisa ran the Chicago Marathon, Dorrill decided it was time to get off the sidelines. “I told myself I was never going to be a spectator again.” The 59-year-old father and husband, who is the current ultradistance triathlon national champ in his age group, began his athletic endeavors with half-marathons, but soon found himself on the bike and in the water too. The transition wasn’t easy, and he almost gave up. But after investing in some upgraded equipment, he gave it another go.
Nearly 10 years after his first triathlon, Dorrill now finds himself with too many accolades – and adversaries – to recall. …In June, Dorrill returned to work, taking home the first-place finish in the 55-59 age group at the 2020 South Central Region Duathlon (running and cycling) Championship.