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Ian Mikelson

Ian Mikelson
<p><b>Hometown:</b> Palos Verdes, CA</p> <p><b>Residence:</b> Triathlon Nomad</p> <p><b>Personal Blog:</b></p> <p><b>Personal Facebook Page:</b></p> <p><b>Twitter Account:</b>!/ianmikelson</p> <p><b>Career Highlights:</b></p> <p>Kona '09: 3rd AG, 8th OA Amateur <br /> IM Lake Placid '10: 7th<br /> IM Arizona '10: 8th<br /> Hawaii 70.3 '11: 4th</p> <p><b>Personal Bio:</b></p> <p>I grew up enjoying the beaches and ocean of Southern California, surfing and spending my summers in Jr. Lifeguards. High school brought with it football and a healthy loathing of endurance sports. After college, and packing on the pounds in law school, I took a hard swallow and started running. Much to my surprise, I enjoyed it. To my even greater surprise, I was decent. Soon after a friend convinced me to try my hand at triathlon and after a local mini sprint, I was hooked. The rest is history (in the making). </p> <p><b>5 things we should know about you:</b></p> <p>Love coffee, train in Kalani n race in TT, self professed foodie</p> <p><b>How did you first get into triathlons?</b></p> <p>I got REALLY fat in Law School and needed to do something active. A friend convinced me to give it a shot after a local 10K. </p> <p><b>What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?</b></p> <p>Redondo Beach Sprint Triathlon; 9th in AG</p> <p><b>What is your favorite race?</b></p> <p>Kona</p> <p><b>What is your favorite workout?</b></p> <p>Power blocks up Mt. Palomar</p> <p><b>What are your favorite Zoot products and why?</b></p> <p>The Prophet wetsuit! Warm and flexible. TT4.0 light, soft and comfy even sockless in a marathon. Kalani, great training shoe. COMPRESSION gear: Life Saving. </p> <p><b>What is your proudest accomplishment?</b></p> <p>Still working on it. </p> <p><b>What motivates you?</b></p> <p>Finding out just how hard I can push and how fast I can go. </p> <p><b>What is your pre-race meal?</b></p> <p>Powerbar, Banana, Toast with PB&amp;J, Coffee</p> <p><b>What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?</b></p> <p>Compression socks</p> <p><b>What are your goals for the 2011 season?</b></p> <p>Podium</p> <p><b>Events you are racing in this season:</b></p> <p>Ford Ironman Lake Placid (July 24), Ford Ironman Arizona (November 20)</p> <p>Rev3 Full, Cedar Pt., Ohio; Rev3 Half, South Carolina</p>

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