The Triathlete

Triathlon is the ultimate sport in mental endurance. There is an aspect to triathlon that separates it from other endurance sports because of the combination of distance and multidiscipline nature of the sport. I started out shooting Ironman athletes and cut my teeth in the industry, and for this project Ironman Champion and Record Holder Matt Hanson and I tried to dig in to that special aspect. I stripped away all of the background and wanted to focus on Matt and have him get into the mental space he needs before each leg of the race. Going through his methodical, bordering on scientific approach to preparing for 2.4 miles of brutal swimming, 112 miles of breakneck cycling, and 26.2 miles of gritty running. This is The Triathlete.