Triathlete Triumphs Over Epilepsy

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Like its name suggests, the Ironman Triathlon is a race for only the most extraordinary, iron-willed athletes. The grueling individual endurance event begins with a 2.4-mile swim, is followed by a 112-mile bike race and culminates in a 26.2-mile run. Between April and October of 2005, Mark Ashby completed the Ironman Arizona and the Ironman […]


Ironman Triathlon Run Equipment Choices

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There are several run-equipment choices I feel can help you quite a lot in your quest for your first Ironman Trathlon finisher medal. SHOES- Of course well fitting shoes are a priority. I’ve tried every sort of shoe you can imagine over the years and have come to this conclusion: You can train just as […]


The Ironman Triathlon Whats Your Fear Factor

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What scares you the most about your upcoming ironman race? What’s your fear-factor? As fit as a person is going into the first career Ironman, the fear-factor is in the equation as the big day creeps ever closer. As cool and confident as many participants may appear, there is almost always something that fills them […]


The Ironman Marathon

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As you start out on the ironman-marathon you will most likely experience several different emotions. I used to find it very difficult at times to convince myself to leave the run-transition area. After a long hard bike it often feels that finishing the marathon distance would be next to impossible. It is at this point […]


The Hawaii Ironman Will You Be There

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Its been a long time since I raced in Kona, but I don’t believe the Ironman-Hawaii course has changed all that much. The swim course I’m sure, is much the same as it was back in the early 80’s. Its truly unforgettable. Water so warm, that wetsuits are unnecessary. Tropical fish to marvel at for […]


Ironman Triathlon Ten Common Mistakes

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There’s lots of trial and error involved when you’re attempting your first Ironman. These days there’s lots of advice floating around out there and it can get confusing at times. After over 20 years on the Ironman scene, I’ve seen some of the same mistakes made over and over again by first time Ironman triathletes. […]


The Ironman Triathlon Such Humble Beginnings

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The Hawaii Ironman grew from very humble beginnings. Really not much more than a few friends discussing who was the better athlete—a runner, a biker or a swimmer. A suggestion was made that a race be invented that included all three elements. That day, an event was born that would change the landscape of sporting […]