Meredith Kessler has completed 61 Ironman races in her career and won 11. Add to that twenty-two 70.3 wins and you have an epic career. Meredith is a new mom, an athlete about to turn 40, and a huge supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Coach Jim Vance came on to chat about the Ironman 70.3 Texas champion Ben Kanute, Ben’s unique run/walk workouts that have helped him stay injury free, and Today’s Plan, which Jim is a huge fan of!
He is the only triathlete in history to have an Olympic gold medal and an Ironman World Championship title. In Jan Frodeno’s case, he has two Ironman World Championship titles. But even the best can have a tough day and Frodeno ended up walking a good portion of the marathon last October in Kona. We chatted Kona, Challenge Roth, and Lionel Sanders a few days after Frodeno broke the course record while winning the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.
Tim Don is a three-time Olympian in the sport of triathlon representing Britain, a four- time ITU World Champion and in 2017 he recorded the fastest-ever Ironman Triathlon time with a 7:40:23 at Ironman Brazil. Last October, three days before the Ironman World Championship, Don was hit by a car while on his bike and suffered a broken neck. The Boston Marathon will be his first race back since breaking his neck.
How fun is this? The first-ever Ironman was held on the island of Oahu on February 18, 1978 and 40 years later, on February 18, 2018, the first-ever Ironman champion, Gordon Haller, joined us with the Tri Club of San Diego for an awesome Q&A about his historic win.
Why should you become part of Zwift nation? Six-time Ironman champion Jordan Rapp and Emily Mullen came on to answer that question.
England’s Alistair Brownlee is amazing. Along with his brother Jonny, in the 53 ITU races where a Brownlee was on the starting line, either Alistair or Jonny won an astounding 35 times.
At the 2017 Ironman World Championship Lionel Sanders had a phenomenal race but was caught in the last three miles by Germany’s Patrick Lange. During this conversation, it’s obvious that taking second place left Lionel more motivated than ever to win the big one next October.
For three-time Olympian Tim Don, 2017 was the year that he went went 7:40:23 at Ironman Brazil, the fastest time ever for an Ironman, and also the year where he was hit by a car in Kona three days before the Ironman World Championship and ended up with a fractured C2 vertebrae. Tim is now back to training and looking to get back to Kona. His first race back? The legendary Boston Marathon!