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While most of us have spent the summer enjoying the beach and maybe a few too many meals al fresco, our VP of Finance, Tom Scanlon, has qualified to race at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI this fall. Having completed four marathons, more than a dozen half-IRONMAN triathlons, and three IRONMANS, Tom finished the most recent in just over 11 hours, qualifying him for the upcoming world championships.
This is not just another triathlon. The IRONMAN World Championship consists of a 2.4 mile roughwater swim, a 112 mile bike race and a 26.2 mile marathon. On October 8, Tom will join some of the world’s best athletes and compete in this 140.6-mile event.
In case you were wondering what training for the incredible challenge looks like (we were!): triathletes train an average of 7 months for the IRONMAN World Championship. The average hours per week devoted to training generally falls between 18 and 30+. Average training distances are:
Swimming miles per week: 7 (11.3 km)
Biking miles per week: 232 (373.3 km)
Running miles per week: 48 (77.2 km)
Please join us in congratulating Tom and wishing him the best of luck at his championship race.