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#264 - Out Alone In The Dark (at Ironman Texas)

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 05/02/2019

This is an Ironman story for Everyone.

If you've ever stayed until the end of an Ironman you know the level of emotions. But have you ever been out in the dark on the last few miles with someone who isn't sure they will make the cutoff? Today, we share the story of how one of our C26 athletes persevered to finish with just over a minute left at Ironman Texas. An emotional look at how the tone of an Ironman changes after the sun goes down.


  • Why Ironman is different
  • Running races vs. Triathlon
  • You can’t explain the Finish Line
  • What it’s like to spectate Ironman
  • What it’s like to coach at an Ironman
  • The Race Course Goes Through Its Own Transition
  • When the Sun Sets on the Course
  • When Your Friend Is Getting Close To Not Making It
  • Understanding an Athlete’s Personality as a Coach
  • When Ironman is Symbolic of Life 
  • Out Alone in the Dark 
  • Sometimes all you need is someone to come by and help
  • Understanding the 17 Hour Cut Off
  • When You Deserve More Than You May Believe
  • When it’s time to talk tough
  • When we retreat inside vs. bring people in
  • When others remind us who we really are 

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