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Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Feb 3, 2019

What would it be like to be a pro triathlete? They are like super heroes to us mere mortal athlete. Winning an Ironman outright? Traveling to exotic places to race, training in warm climates, eating well, massages. We're going to chat with Kirsty Jahn a pro triathlete out of Boulder who had back to back Ironman wins last year to hear what's behind these performances and what it's like living the pro life.

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Thanks to last week's guest, head coach at the Mile High Multisport, Pete Alfino. We discussed the topic of trust and the coach/athlete relationship.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #162.

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are the no tie laces with custom tension for the perfect fit. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, most durable elastic bungee lace system available and they come in the MHE logo package. The regular price for the custom set is $19.98. For a limited time, through the end of the year Riplaces is going to offer a 25% discount. Just use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

Kirsty Jahn had a killer season in 2018. On May 27th she had a win at IM Brazil with a 8:54:57. Two week's later she backed it up with another win at IM Boulder on June 10th with a 9:16:12. Six weeks later she races Challenge Prague half iron distance with a 4:22:03 to finish 2nd.

Not only is she fast and tough, she's smart as a whip.

Kirsty graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University in 2005 with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. During her time at Villanova she was a 4 time NCAA All-Academic recipient, 4 time Big East Top Scholar, 2 time XC All-Mid Atlantic, and captain of the women’s cross country team in 2004.

Kirsty received a Master's in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University in May of 2012. While at Columbia, Kirsty served as a graduate assistant coach for the varsity track and xc teams.

In 2013, Kirsty returned to triathlon racing and earned her professional card from Triathlon Canada. She went on to race her first year as a pro in Ironman 70.3 events in 2014. Check out the racing section to see Kirsty's past results and upcoming races for 2018.

 

https://www.kirstyjahn.com/

Welcome back. Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

Teasers for topics:

  • Kirsty Jahn
    • Loved how open she was about her racing and career
    • Interesting to hear how tough it is to make a living as a pro.       She won back to back races and no one is paying her a salary.
    • From Sara True's Twitter Post - https://twitter.com/sgroffy/status/1090401034281803776
    • From Tim O'Donnel's Instagram post -

Sad to say that after 9 years together, my partnership with @clifbar has come to end. CLIF has been an amazing partner and while companies grow and strategies change, I am forever grateful for the genuine love and support I have received from them. Wishing the best to all of my former CLIF teammates in 2019. Finally a big thank you to Gary, Kit and the entire CLIF Family, not only for our partnership but for all you do to better both local and global communities. Thanks for the memories, the wins and the tasty treats along the way!

 

  • MHE Gear
    • Survey questions
    • Early Results
    • Kid Design
    • Raffle
  • News
    • Newton Running announces the new shoe models
    • Who Owns Ironman
    • Who owns the Ironman? The 4-decade battle for the world’s most iconic endurance race

      Per The New York Times, the Ironman Triathlon puts on more than 260 races in 44 countries and is valued at nearly a billion dollars, making it one of the world’s most premiere sports brands.  

      Now, over 40 years later, the people at the forefront of its creation haven’t seen a dime, and the legal triathlon continues.

      It all started in Hawaii...

      Long before the Spartan or Tough Mudder, naval officer John Collins and his wife, Judy, thought to combine 3 of the toughest endurance races: On Feb. 18, 1978, the first “Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon” was born. There were 15 participants.

      John wrote a 3-page rule book with 10 major rules that boiled down to: “Swim 2.4 miles! Run 26 ¼ miles! Bike 112 miles! Brag the rest of your life!”

      But, it was rule number 8 -- which set the entry fee at $5 and stipulated that the event would be sponsored by participants -- that would later cause the biggest headache. 

      Gettin’ Silky with it

      By ’79, Collins needed someone to run the 3rd edition of the event, so he handed over a box of paperwork to husband and wife fitness club owners Hank Grundman and Valerie Silk -- no lawyers, no signatures.

      By ’82 the race had ballooned in popularity, and John Dunbar (the runner-up in the original 2 races) started selling copies of the original trophy. He, like the other 14 OG racers, presumed a stake of the competition still belonged to him...

      So, when Silk registered the Ironman trademark in ’83 and told Dunbar to cease sale of the throwback trophy he was pedaling, he didn’t go quietly.

      The real triathlon...

      Silk sold the brand for $3m in ’89 and, in 2015, after years of expansion, the brand was acquired by its current owner, a Chinese conglomerate called Dalian Wanda Group, for $650m.

      4 decades later, Dunbar continues to argue that the famed triathlon belongs to him and the original 15, even though the courts, and many of Dunbar’s allies, have insisted it’s too late. 

      Silk said no original competitors showed interest in Ironman until it made money. She changed the rules and re-created the race -- “I changed everything,” Silk said. “And I never heard a peep from anybody.”

 

Triathlon Trivia:

https://www.triathlete.com/2018/03/news/triathletes-earned-prize-money-2017_311286

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Elite/Prize-Money-Leaders

Upcoming Interviews:

  • USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris to give an update on "Time To Tri"
  • Caryn Marconi, Shelbi Meyer and Tammi Hanson on the Compete Clean program and USADA Anti-doping resources and rules
  • Sam Appleton on his pro career and 2019 schedule

Our show is also supported by 303 Endurance Network, which includes 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which covers the endurance culture, news and events on triathlon and cycling. Be sure to subscribe to the 303Radio podcast and follow 303Triathlon's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Special interview with Newton Running founder Jerry Lee to do a "How I Built This" style interview.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

 

Amy Schroeder - Pactimo

 

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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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