A multi sport athlete growing up in Suburban Philadelphia, Steve made his way to Cabrini College in Radnor Pennsylvania on a soccer scholarship where he earned many honors including Most Valuable Player recognition and a Distinguished Alumni award for his charitable work in the community. Post college, Brown played semi-professionally for a number of years in the Majors Division of the United Soccer League for the club Danubia.
Steve traded in his soccer shoes and turned his passions to the flexibility of multisport racing in 1987 and has never looked back.
Since 1987, Steve has racked up countless triathlons and multisport events of all distances including marathons, ultra marathons, and ironman triathlons and many top age group finishes.
In addition to his busy racing and training schedule, Steve is also very active using his involvement in multisport racing as a way of raising funds and awareness for significant causes. In his “spare time”, Steve works closely with organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Grassroot Soccer, and DELMO Sports in promoting and supporting their events. Steve is also a member of Team Inspiration whose mission is to empower individuals living with cancer by developing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life.
Brown is an accomplished writer whose work has been featured regularly in PhillyFIT Magazine, HealthFitnessBroadcast.com, Philly Health Watch,TransitionTimes.com, and Liberty Sports Magazine. Steve has also been a featured guest on several radio, TV and internet broadcast programs.
In February of 2006, life threw Steve a curve ball when he was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Wasting no time, he underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. He maintained his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments and quickly reached complete remission. By July of that same year, he was back to racing triathlons. By September of that year, just 7 months after his diagnosis, “RemissionMan” crossed the finish line of his 8th career iron distance triathlon. (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) His diagnosis drew him to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s TEAM in TRAINING program where he signed on as Triathlon Coach.
In 2008 Steve was named TEAM in TRAINING’s “Volunteer of the Year” and in 2010 Steve was named “Man of the Year by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Brown has chronicled his journey through remission and across the finish line and in May, 2007 published the book “My New Race” to tell the story.
Brown has also written a collection of multisport short stories, articles, and interviews, entitled “The Inner Triathlete … Forever ablaze”. This book is dedicated to Jon “Blazeman” Blais and a portion of the proceeds benefit The Blazeman Foundation’s fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In December of 2008, Brown released his third book; “50 FIT TIPS”. “TIPS” contains 50 fun fitness and motivational tips, reminders, and messages designed to help motivate people and get them moving in the right direction towards better health through fitness.
In November of 2010, Brown released “In Search of Center”, his fourth effort which again speaks to his many life, sport, and cancer experiences. Brown’s good friend Ethan Zohn wrote the foreword for this book.
In 2112 Brown’s leukemia returned. Again he underwent four rounds of treatment and safely reached remission. And again, Brown used endurance sports as a weapon in his arsenal against cancer; running home from treatments and racing half ironman triathlons throughout his treatments.
Steve and his wife MG live in Delaware County Pennsylvania, where he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County. In 2011 Delaware County Community College honored Steve with the Wong Moss Distinguished Alumni Award.
Steve often connects with other patients and their family members as a volunteer mentor with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s First Connection program, as well as the Imerman Angels patient mentoring program.
In 2012, the HEADstrong Foundation honored Brown with the Nicholas E. Colleluori Award for demonstrating heroics and perseverance in the fight against blood cancer.
Also in 2012, Steve was awarded The Blazeman Spirit Award at the Eagleman Ironman 70.3 in honor of Jon “The Blazeman” Blais. This award is given to a participant in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 Eagleman who most exemplifies the spirit of Jon “Blazeman” Blais.
Steve was selected as a semi-finalist for the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge sponsored by Philadelphia magazine in the fall of 2012. The editors of Philadelphia magazine selected 16 semi-finalists from a pool of nearly 500 entries for their first-ever Health Hero Challenge, in search of locals who are making a difference in health and wellness in the community.
Since 2012, Steve has been a Philanthropic Ambassador for Newton Running.
A Few Words About Steve
“Steve Brown is committed to facilitating positive change in the world – one person at a time.”
- Pat Croce – Best-selling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and life coach.
“Every project that I have seen Steve involved with has benefited all parties at the highest level. He is an intelligent and passionate individual whom I I’m proud to call a friend and fellow Triathlete. “
- David Greenfield – President, Elite Bicycles, Inc.
“Steve Brown has shown a great love for the sport of triathlon through his enthusiastic participation in races as well as devoting numerous hours of his time to promote the sport and encourage others to get involved with this healthy and life long sport. It is because of people like Steve that the sport continues to grow within all groups from young children to first time athletes in their 60’s and 70’s!”
– Ken Glah – Professional Triathlete, IRONMAN Champion, and owner of Endurance Sports Travel.
“Steve’s a consummate professional, endurance athlete, family man, and philanthropist. I’ve represented him to earn publicity for his fund-raising efforts, and he’s done nothing less than thoroughly impress the print and broadcast journalists we’ve gotten interviews with. Steve’s also a long-time, highly knowledgeable, national e-zine editor (TransitionTimes.com) & triathlon operations consultant.”
- Hammy Handwerker, Owner, SLH Communications.