IMCOZ 2018

207 - IRONMAN© Cozumel – Kelsey Withrow Professional

In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race, I have the pleasure of talking with talented athlete and humble professional Kelsey Withrow about her race at IRONMAN© Cozumel.  This is such an awesome interview as we talk about some tips that Meredith Kessler.  We mention some things that happened to her right before the race that impact her race and also some of the unique tactics athletes should consider when racing this flat, windy, course with a salt water swim.  The nutrition is something we discuss in detail and how she is still morphing this into something her body needs at different levels.  Kelsey talks about how her friend and fellow competitor (@Michelle Vesterby) DNF’d the race but still came out to support her on the run. Thank you so much for sharing your journey of this race Kelsey, I look forward to following you on your journey in 2019!


Weather that day:  71-84

Water: 81


Age Group:    PRO

Height:   5’6”

Weight:  117

Calories per hour: 300

PSI for this course:  100

Depth of Wheels:  ENVE 7.8

Bike Elevation Gain: 13.1ft

Run Elevation Gain: 13.1ft

Swim:  48:41

T1:  3:23

Bike:  5:12:10

T2:  3:22

Run:  3:40:36

Total Race Time:  9:48:10

Gender Rank:  5

Division Rank:  5

Overall Rank:  63


Follow Kelsey,

Instagram:   @kelsey_withrow

Facebook:  Kelsey Withrow


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Bolle Helmets:   

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Renaissance club sport:


Photos provided by Kelsey.