Means a lot. I've been a TC member for 10+ years and I enjoy competitions for many tracks during this period (although now mainly Marathon). Also been in TCO onsite events many times and there are many great people here.
Nothing really. If I can win TCO onsite final once I think probably it will become the one.
Soccer, basketball, board games, magic the gathering.
I think always trying your best is important, enjoying the fun is okay but if you want to be good that is not enough.
I read a report in a Chinese forum that Standlove wins a Topcoder competition and then searched this name. (At that time TC only had less than 50,000 members)
I competed in many tracks, algorithm, marathon, design, development, etc. but now mainly Marathon and sometimes algorithm.
Being in MM finals 7 times are my main accomplishments, I hope I can win one finally. (before I am too old).