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The Inside Triathlon Body Shoot: Purpose Built

  • By Inside Triathlon
  • Published Dec 2, 2013
  • Updated Feb 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM UTC
Photo by Scott Draper.

Craig Alexander

Three-time Ironman World Champion

“I remember in 2008, a few people commented about five weeks before the race in Hawaii [the first of his three Kona wins] how lean I looked, so I started having a beer or two every night with dinner, just more calories, supplement the calorie intake. When I’m in heavy training, I always supplement the calories between meals with protein shakes, trying to get good calories in. I’m not really jumping on the scales. But my wife will often say—she can tell when I’m ready to race. My cheek bones or something become more pronounced, I get drawn in in the face. But I really don’t pay attention to that. For me, it’s about getting up every day and doing the work that I need to do.”

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