Welcome to Episode #182 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
Happy Father's Day weekend! Bill and I are celebrating in the back yard with the barbecue going. Want another beer, Bill?This is not that kind of Father's Day celebration. That's what you are doing today we hope. Today we celebrate the weekend with one a dad who was on the podium Ironman Boulder. That's right, we have Izzy's dad what's his name? Oh that's right, Timothy O'Donnell. We are going to chat with TO about Ironman Boulder, his plans for prepping for Kona and how he hopes to be spending his Father's Day.
Thanks to last week's guest Sam Long and the pre race interview. Sam predicted that Matt Hansen and TO would be two guys he needed a race plan for and both of those guys ended up on the podium of what we have billed the "Flatiron Wars".
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Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world. Among the wins are nine Ironman 70.3 victories, three 140.6 wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. At the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Timothy finished 4th in 2018, 6th in 2016, 3rd in 2015, and 5th in 2013, finishing as top American in 2013 & 2015.
O’Donnell’s sporting career began when he joined his first swim team at the age of five in Roseville, CA. He began to shine in the pool during his high school years while attending Wyoming Seminary Prep (SEM) in Kingston, Pennsylvania. At SEM O’Donnell was captain of the varsity swim team, set multiple school records and earned repeated district championships and all-state honors.
O’Donnell then attended the United States Naval Academy (BS Naval Architecture, 2003) where he swam on the Varsity team for two seasons before fully committing to the sport of triathlon. As a triathlete, O’Donnell led the Naval Academy Men’s Team to two US National Triathlon Championship titles. He attended UC Berkeley (MSEng Ocean Engineering, 2005) as a Navy Ensign during which time he won the 2003 U.S. Under-23 National Championships and his first of six consecutive Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.
In 2007 O’Donnell was assigned to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned spots on the US National Team and World Championships Team in 2007 and 2008,was the ITU Long Distance World Champion in 2009, and was named USAT’s Non-Drafting Triathlete of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2015.
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