Clermont

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Life has its ups and life has its downs. That is what I have learned over the last two weeks. One minute it can feel like you are watching paint dry and the next minute it is flying by at 100 MPH. You can be depressed and feel lost at one moment and then the next day almost instantaneously feel … Read More

Maverick Multisport

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Although I made announcements on Facebook and Twitter, I wanted to take a moment to officially recognize my new sponsor for the 2015 triathlon season- Maverick Multisport. After wrapping up 2014, I put my business-hat on and went to work. I sent emails to almost every company that I believed could potentially result in a mutually beneficial relationship. 9 out … Read More

Of all the sports out there, why triathlon?

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

I’ve got the height to be a ‘baller, the endurance to run up and down the soccer field and surprising hand-eye coordination that makes me a fierce table tennis opponent. But for some reason, triathlon stuck. The fact that 1/5 people can’t tell the difference between a marathon and a triathlon is a good indication that triathlon is still a … Read More

Six Frequently Asked Questions

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Well, it’s winter here in Iowa and it sucks. Not to mention, it’s winter break for the University so the town usually buzzing with college students has overnight turned into a empty, quiet and lonely place- leaving the locals, the farmers and myself to face the negative 10 degree temps on our own. Instead of talking about the typical tri-specific … Read More

2014 Season Recap

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It seems as if everyone is writing a “season in review” nowadays and I figured I should get in on the fun. For many of you that have been following along, you are fully aware that 2014 has been one incredible rookie season. I surpassed my expectations, I surpassed my competitors expectations and I probably surpassed your expectations. As I … Read More

2015 Preview

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Here we go! 2015 is right around the corner… and I thought it was about darn time all of the Justin Metzler Triathlete fans got a bit of an update on what the heck I have been up to and what I plan on doing with my life. Instead of inundating everyone with a novel-esque post divulging everything at once, … Read More

2014 Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Adios 2014! Thanks for the good times. I don’t think any of us really expected me to have this successful of a first professional season. 8 top-ten’s, 5 top-five’s and 4 races where I earned prize money- it is really unbelievable. In January of this year I was still debating whether or not to even turn pro in fear of … Read More

2014 Ironman 70.3 Princeton

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Despite moving back to Iowa City, starting my classes and even knocking out the first round of exams, the main focus for the past four weeks has been putting together the best (and hardest) block of training I have had in my entire career. I won’t bore you with the details but 100,000 yards of swimming, 1100 miles of cycling … Read More

2014 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Right off the bat, I want to start off by apologizing for my tardiness in the production of this post! The smooth sailing, cool days of summer are unfortunately behind us and the less welcomed juggle of school and triathlon has officially taken over. This past weekend, I capped off my midwest-swing of races with my third half-distance event in … Read More

2014 Challenge New Albany

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Just one week after a hard fought battle at 70.3 Racine, I was back in action this weekend at the first ever Challenge New Albany 70.3 distance event just outside of Columbus, Ohio. Not only was this my first race with the Challenge Family, but it was also my first ever attempt at racing back-to-back 70.3’s. Although there were no … Read More