You've Just Finished the Kona Ironman Triathlon, Now What?

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It's just as important for what an athlete does after they complete a major event as what they do to train for that event. After each race in which he competes, Joe Eagan posts workout information on to help other aspiring triathletes.

Unfortunately, much of the press and popular attention in the athletic world focuses the accomplishment of specific goals. These articles might emphasize the ability to run a marathon, finish a 5K walk/run, or complete a triathlon. Detailed stories of athletic perseverance focus on the significant challenges athletes have faced in order to achieve these goals. This focus, however, misses the idea that fitness is a lifelong journey, and not one focused on near-term events.

The more important question is what will an athlete do after the race? member Joe Eagan is a great example of how an athlete's hard work and determination can have lasting effects long after the race. Joe Eagan is an Ironman triathlete who is competing in this weekend's Ironman championship in Kona, HI. To Joe this event serves as the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. However, lucky for the rest of us, the product of Joe's labor won't end when Joe crosses the finish line.

Joe shares his personal fitness information on, the world's most popular online fitness tool. By sharing his information on, Joe has dedicated his effort to helping others train for triathlons and understand the challenges related to triathlon training. On Joe's profile, he provides updates of his races and his training progress. Joe shares his complete training information, which detail the workouts he follows during his fitness routine. He also shares pictures, videos, and tips for aspiring triathletes. Following the Kona Ironman, look for Joe to share his overview of the race along with tips and relevant information.

Going forward, Joe will share his fitness tips with's upcoming non-profit program, which focuses on teaching fitness in the schools. This program invites trainers into elementary schools in an effort to highlight the importance of health, fitness, exercise and nutrition in everyday lives. Joe believes that sharing his knowledge with young children is the ultimate way to make sure his achievements will have a lasting effect.

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Greg Stallkamp