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

2014 Ironman 70.3 Racine

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

This weekend I made the quick trip North across the Illinois-Wisconsin state border for the midsummer classic at Racine 70.3. Only 60 miles away, this was the only race on my season schedule where I felt like I had any sort of home-town advantage. Not only do I know the course like the back of my hand having raced it … Read More

PRO Bike: Justin Metzler’s Cervelo P5

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

Professional triathlete Justin Metzler is set to race 70.3 Racine this weekend aboard his EGO p/b Sammy’s Bikes team issued Cervelo P5-3. Here is a look at the trusty stead that has propelled the young and talented American to an 8th place finish at 70.3 Florida, a 5th place finish at Memphis in May and a 10th place finish at … Read More

2014 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

This weekend I took my talents to the iconic 70.3 Eagleman triathlon in beautiful Cambridge, Maryland. After successfully rolling through a 5th place finish at the Memphis in May triathlon a few weeks ago, I gave this race a full taper to have the best showing possible against one of the most competitive fields assembled at any professional race this … Read More

2014 Memphis in May Triathlon

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

After scratching Leon’s Triathlon off the schedule a few weeks ago, I scrambled to throw another race on the calendar before toeing the line at Eagleman 70.3 on June 8th. I was riding the high from my 4th place finish at Collegiate Nationals and 8th place finish at 70.3 Florida but quickly got back to three exceptional weeks of training … Read More

2014 Ironman 70.3 Florida

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

I am a professional triathlete. And it feels SO good to be able to say that. For years, I emulated the likes of world-class triathletes, dreaming of possibly, one day toeing the start line with them but never really believing it could actually happen. My rise to the professional level was never intentional. I have always and will always continue … Read More

2014 USAT Collegiate National Championship

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… race season is finally HERE! After months of gut-busting swim sessions, excessively long trainer rides and freezing outdoor run sessions, I was ready to put my hard work to the test. After jumping through what felt like nearly a thousand hoops, I was able to obtain eligibility to open my 2014 season at … Read More

Let’s Get the Ball Rolling

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

After a short off season blogging hiatus, I’M BACK! 2014 is right around the corner and thus, I owe my loyal fans and all triathlon aficionados a proper update. After a successful 2013 campaign, 2014 is looking rather bright and I have some lofty goals set out for myself. Here are the 8 pertinents about where I’ve been, what I’ve been … Read More

2013 Rev3 Venice 70.3

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

This season of racing has been a rather successful one to say the least! 13 races, nearly 1000 hours of training, countless podium finishes and even a few overall W’s. It would have been nice to tie a pretty little bow on the 2013 festivities after a great performance at Lifetime Oceanside a few weeks ago, but I had my … Read More