With the long hours, multiple workouts a day and 7 days a week of training for an Ironman, rest and recovery is as important, if not more so, than the training itself. To improve you have to recovery and for me that’s a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. The better the sleep the more I can recover.
Brent McMahon is a Triathlete, Olympian, World Cup Champion, Xterra Champion, and an IRONMAN Champion. He has been racing multisport since he was 14 years old.
Brent McMahon is a Triathlete, Olympian, World Cup Champion, Xterra Champion, and an IRONMAN Champion. He started participating in triathlons at the age of 10 and just five years later he entered his first world championship.
After three Olympic qualifying cycles, he competed at the 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympic Games. These years of perseverance shaped his move onto the IRONMAN circuit in 2013.
Brent's entered IRONMAN at the 70.3 distance with multiple wins. In 2014 he found a renewed passion and excitement for triathlon competing at IRONMAN Arizona at 140.6 miles distance. Not only did he win, but he broke the course record, went sub 8-hours and posted the fastest time ever by a rookie. His time of 7:55.48 was the 15th fastest IRONMAN of all time.
Brent has gone on to break the 8-hour barrier four more times, gain three more Ironman wins and set 3 course records. With a 9th place finish at the Kona Ironman World Championship, he is focused on bettering this performance.
After over 20 years of professional racing, he still loves what he does. Brent believes that you can always learn and improve so long as you are open and willing. He loves to support and encourage the development of athletes the athletes that he gets to train with and be a mentor and training partner.
Brent supports the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, that played a life-saving roll in his twin nieces lives and will be forever grateful.