Endurance Hour: 2015 Ironman CDA Recap

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This week Dave and Roger recap their experience at the 2015 Ironman Coeur d’Alene plus reveal the winner of the Timex Ironman ONE GPS+ smartwatch.

 

I was a cyclist from the age of 13 to 20 racing all over the nation. Once in college, I started to dabble in multisport, mostly duathlons. In my first triathlon, I ended up winning. For my efforts, I was awarded a CD player, nice. I continued to race off and on, but then jumped in with 2 feet in late 2002 when Ironman Coeur d’Alene was announced. I raced that race and have been at it ever since. Since then I have raced in multiple ITU World championships, Ironman World Championships, been awarded All American honors, and many course records along the way. In 2006 I, along with a few others, started a triathlon club, Tri-Fusion, that has done very well.

Through the club and my affiliation with TIMEX and PowerBar, I have been able to put on some amazing races locally. It’s great to give back to a sport that has given so much to me. I have also been racing for the TIMEX Multisport Team since 2008. My real claim to fame is being married to an amazing wife, Jessi and raising 2 phenomenal kids, Emma and Owen.

I’m what they call in the industry, a multimedia journalist (MMJ) which means I can write, produce, shoot, edit, and present all my own work on-camera or off. After college I spent about 15 years traveling the country working as a T.V. News Anchor and Reporter in multiple top 25 news markets. I’ve worked with ABC, CBS and NBC News. My work as a news reporter has appeared on CNN and the Weather Channel. My passion for storytelling has allowed me to develop invaluable international reporting experience with trips to Iraq, Australia, Italy, Haiti, Canada and Mexico. I discovered my love of triathlon in 1998. On April 18th, I did my first triathlon indoors at the Fayetteville Athletic Club in Northwest Arkansas. It was a 200 yard swim, 5 mile indoor stationary bike ride followed by an indoor 2 mile track run. I was immediately hooked. I did it twice that day. I’ve since completed more than 100 triathlons/duathlons. I’m a 4x Ironman finisher and an 18x Ironman 70.3 finisher.

In 2011, I left T.V. News to pursue my dream to become a triathlon reporter. I landed a job with the World Triathlon Corporation as their “On Assignment” reporter. Soon after I was co-hosting IronmanLIVE with Ironman Legends, Greg Welch and Michellie Jones. To date, I’ve produced well over 2,000 triathlon race related videos and reports. In 2012, I was accepted as a member of the TIMEX Multisport Team. It truly is an honor and privilege to represent a brand and team with such great athletes and leadership in the world of endurance sports. I’m married to my beautiful wife, Melissa and we have 3 energetic dogs, Hamlet, Maximus and Hershey.

Endurance Hour

Endurance Hour

Each week, thousands of endurance-minded athletes join Ironman triathletes, Dave Erickson and Roger Thompson as they delve inside the world of endurance sports with real world insight, interviews and commentary.The program started in January 2012 and continues to build a loyal audience of listeners ranging from age grouper triathletes, professionals and everyone in between.
Endurance Hour
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Endurance Hour

Each week, thousands of endurance-minded athletes join Ironman triathletes, Dave Erickson and Roger Thompson as they delve inside the world of endurance sports with real world insight, interviews and commentary. The program started in January 2012 and continues to build a loyal audience of listeners ranging from age grouper triathletes, professionals and everyone in between.

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