Ben Collins is an American professional triathlete and races as guide and pilot to visually impaired US Paralympian Aaron Scheidies. Ben and Aaron are currently training to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in Paratriathlon.
Ben was the 2007 Amateur World Champion Triathlete before transitioning to full-time professional in 2008. Ben was a member of the USA National Team for triathlon from 2009 to 2012. He is a 3x New York City Triathlon Champion, winner of the Toyota Triple Crown, and 4x Ironman 70.3 Champion.
Prior to racing triathlon, Ben was a collegiate swimmer. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from The Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ben is the founder of Ben’s Muffins, providing athletes with the performance focused, all natural mug-muffin that he developed while racing.
Through this blog, Ben hopes to connect with his readers. The life of a professional triathlete is filled with sacrifice, reward, disappointment, adventure, exhaustion, success, frustration, friendships, loneliness, and surprises. The journey is not easy, but it is unique. As you follow the blog, please use comments to ask questions, share stories, banter, and promote discussion. This website is for you, please enjoy.