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

2013 Lifetime Tri Series Championship Oceanside

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

I want to start off by saying that Oceanside, and Southern California as a whole, is straight up awesome. After receiving a free entry to the race after my top-3 finish at Minneapolis, I reasoned that saving $100 on the entry fee validated my spending $1000 to fly cross country and compete in the inaugural Lifetime Series Championship in Oceanside, … Read More

2013 5150 US National Championship HyVee Triathlon

Justin MetzlerUncategorized

As it had the past two seasons, the prestigious HyVee triathlon served as one of the final major events to cap off the summer of racing. Year after year, the 5150 US National Championship boasts one of the most competitive elite amateur fields while also offering up over $15,000 to the top-5 elite men and women. This ensured that the … Read More