35 - IRONMAN© Texas Winner - Matt Hanson Professional Triathlete

In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race I talk with Matt Hanson who just won the North American Championship at Ironman Texas.  He talks about his training leading into race week, his nutrition, and the amazing moment of hugging his wife at the finish line. Matt mentions how he loves going back to the finish line right after the race to give back to the sport and award the final hour finishers. 

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Quote of the episode: “It’s been tough at times, but I couldn’t do it without it. So, that’s the biggest one.”

Weather that day:  70 - 84

Water: 71

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Age Group: PRO

Height:   5’4”

Weight:  125lbs

Swim – 52:30 (1:22/100m)

T1 – 2:10

Bike – 4:07:27 (26.35MPH)

T2 – 2:39

Run – 2:34:40 (5:55/Mile)

Total Race Time:  7:39:25
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Gender Rank: 1

Division Rank: 1

Overall Rank:  1

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Follow Matt,

Instagram:  @matthansontri

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/matthansontri

Website:  http://www.matthansontri.com/

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Follow Coach Terry,

Instagram:  @CoachTerryWilson

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/CoachTerryWilson

Website:  www.coachterrywilson.com

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Mentioned on this episode:

Julie Didbens:  https://www.juliedibenscoaching.com/

Matt Bottrill:  https://www.mattbottrillperformancecoaching.com/

OWNway Apparel:  http://www.ownwayapparel.com/

Polar USA:  https://www.polar.com/us-en

First Endurance Nutrition:  https://firstendurance.com/

Zone 3:  https://www.zone3.us/

Zipps:   http://www.zipp.com/wheels

ON running:  https://www.on-running.com/en-us/

Normatec Recovery:  https://www.normatecrecovery.com/

 

Quintana Roo: http://www.quintanarootri.com/

 Breaking the Tape

Breaking the Tape

 Swim Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

Swim Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

 Swim to Bike, Blue box is Changing Tent

Swim to Bike, Blue box is Changing Tent

 Course Elevation Chart, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

Course Elevation Chart, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

 Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

 Course Elevation Chart, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

Course Elevation Chart, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

 Bike to Run, Green Triangle is dismount line. Blue box is changing tent. small left arrow is run start. Yellow is women's exit, red is men's exit.

Bike to Run, Green Triangle is dismount line. Blue box is changing tent. small left arrow is run start. Yellow is women's exit, red is men's exit.

 Bigger view of Transition area.

Bigger view of Transition area.

 Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4

Course, taken from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/texas/course.aspx#axzz5Eh23ReT4