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 a great swimmer as he […]

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 any faster, either through execution […]

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 Tremblant I made a point […]

Panasonic New York City Triathlon 2014 Champion

Sunday I won the Panasonic New York City Triathlon, the fourth race in the Lifetime Fitness Series and my second win out of the four races. I’m really starting to hit my stride this season, and I’m really excited for the next few competitions. Rounding out the podium were two awesome runners, Kaleb VanOrt and […]

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 draws one of the most […]

Syracuse 70.3

I finished 3rd in Syracuse today behind Andrew Yoder and Lionel Sanders. It played out like this: Barrett Brandon took out the swim, and at 700 meters I took the reins and finished up the 1.2 mile, exiting the water first in 23:14 with Jimmy Seear, Barrett and John Polson right with me. Andrew Yoder […]