Vineman 70.3

I raced Vineman 70.3 for the first time this year. It was a stunningly beautiful course on an abnormally temperate day in northern California. The swim, in a river so shallow as to allow mid-swim dolphin diving, went smoothly. John Dahlz, who I haven’t seen in years, proved he’s still…

Ironman 70.3 North American Championships – St George

[caption id="attachment_3119" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo By Nils Nilsen reposted from Ironman.com[/caption] (photo courtesy of Ironman.com)On Saturday I competed in the North American Championships for Ironman 70.3, held in Saint George, Utah. I raced hard, set myself up for a top finish, and when my body gave in to the caliber…

Challenge Dubai

I started off the season early this year with a new Challenge Family race in Dubai. I placed 16th there against a start list as glittered with big names as a world championship. I’m never satisfied with a finish behind other athletes but I don’t think I could have raced…

Q&A With Garmin

After the Lifetime Fitness Championships in Oceanside, California, I talked to the folks at Garmin about the race, andd the pressures I felt leading up to it. The interview came out better than what I could have produced in my excited but exausted post-race euphoria, so I’m reposting this interview…

2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships

On Sunday in Mont Tremblant, a ski resort town in Quebec, I raced the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. I placed 11th and was the first American finisher in 3:50:10. This was my first year committing to this distance I learned a ton through the experience. Before I arrived in Mont…

Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Minneapolis

Saturday I won the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis. When I started racing professionally, Lifetime was the most prestigious race in Olympic Distance non-drafting, and it has been a dream of mine to be able to put a victory from that race on my resume. The fact that it still…