Category Archives: Successful Athletes
No one’s body is the same, and every athlete faces physical challenges. For triathlete Zach Josie, dwarfism is just an obstacle to overcome.
After successfully Everesting in January of 2018, TrainerRoad athlete JJ Zhou decided to take on a new Everesting challenge —Everesting on Mount Everest. On this week’s successful athletes podcast, JJ goes over his preparation for his Mt. Everest ride and what he did to adjust his pacing, training, and planning for a high altitude goal.
Motivation in training is a personal thing. For Cam Summerson, the motivation was saving his young son’s life.
Kona. The name alone inspires both fear and awe in endurance athletes around the world. Norman Banick headed to Kona for the 2019 Ironman World Championship with lofty goals—finish under nine hours and place in the top 100. After being battered by Hawaiian sun and wind, Norman finished 102nd overall with an incredible time of 9:11:09.
Come every August, hundreds of athletes gather in the small town of Leadville, Colorado to test their abilities and challenge their endurance at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. For many athletes, the objective is to conquer the course and get across the finish line, an incredible accomplishment in and of itself. But for a subset of athletes there’s an added challenge – to finish the race in less than nine hours.
On the slopes of Empire Pass, Utah, Stans Pivot’s and Monster Hydro’s Keegan Swenson set the world record for Everesting with a time of 7:40:05. Repeating the same 1.8-mile segment to amass 29,029 feet of elevation gain was no easy feat, and Keegan has some pro tips to share that can help you in your next endurance event.
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