Professional triathlete Jesse Thomas and Red Bull want to help you to get ready for your next triathlon. In this challenge, athletes will focus on putting in the hours. Whether fast or slow, competitors will need to log at least 5 hours of running over the two-week timeframe. Those who complete the challenge will be given the opportunity to enter to win a training day with Jesse in his home town of Bend, OR.
Need wiiings for your challenge? Participants can claim a cold can of Red Bull here.
In 2011, Jesse Thomas, a former collegiate runner, entered the Wildflower Triathlon in the pro division, as an unknown competitor. He borrowed a bike (since his was broken) and an aero helmet (which he didn’t own) and he wore $9 aviator sunglasses he bought at a drug store. He ended up winning the race, astounding everyone including the announcer, who asked when he crossed the finish line first, “What is your name?”
Since then, Jesse has won the Wildflower Triathlon six times, three 70.3s, two Ironman events, and finished 16th at the Kona Ironman World Championships.