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

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