World Champs Wisdom: Triathlon Lessons From The Pros

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 17, 2013
  • Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

Lesson: Finish—even when it’s tough.
Craig Alexander, Ironman World Championship

Reigning world champion Craig Alexander may not have had the Kona race he expected (he finished 12th), but instead of throwing in the towel when things didn’t go his way, he finished the race and commended his competition. “It would’ve been easy to step off; I was having one of those days … but I got there,” Alexander says. “I’m proud of that. For me, it’s not just about race day, it’s about the preparation and the journey. I prepared to try and win, and you’re not always going to win.”

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a contributor for Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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