About This Episode: Matt Hanson: America’s Fastest Ironman – EJP 75
Matt Hanson has enjoyed a fast rise to the top ranks of professional triathlon winning IM Chattanooga in his first full season as a pro in 2014 as well as IM Texas in both 2015 and 2017, where he set an American record with a 7:52:44 finish. Matt wrestled and ran track and cross country throughout high school. He turned to triathlon at age 25 when he had to tick the “Complete an Ironman” box on a bucket list he had drafted in high school at age 16. You can follow Matt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In this interview we talk about:
– Matt’s sporting background
– His 50 items bucket list and ticking the “Ironman” box
– His progression in the sport
– Going sub 8h at IM texas in 2017
– His Kona 2017 race