Beach2Battleship Breakfast With The Pros

October 20, 2014


Is this your first Ironman or Half Ironman?   Have you ever wondered what the professionals eat during their race?   Have you ever wondered what they drink?   How they warm up?   What time they go to bed the night before?

Now is your opportunity.  BASE Performance is hosting a Pro Panel Breakfast that for the first time is open to the public.  These events are usually only reserved for the media, but on Friday, you can attend and learn the tricks and trades of professional athletes and how they prepare for the same race you are competing in.

We will be having a fantastic breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 (arrive at any time in that hour).   The Q&A will start around 8:30, and will probably go until 10:00.   You can stay as long as you would like.  Matt Miller from BASE Performance and professional triathlete Carrie McCoy from JustTri will be the moderators.   Any question or topic is fair game.

Learn how to pace yourself. Learn when to eat on the bike. When to eat on the run. What to wear.  When to take in additional salt. Why caffeine is wonderful on the run.  All of these questions will be answered, and many more.

The cost for the morning is $30 per person. This includes breakfast with the pro's, 2 BASE Performance Electrolyte Race Tubes, and opportunities for pictures and autographs. These athletes are the future of Triathlon.


If you would like to be a part of this amazing opportunity, please CLICK HERE and register via Eventbrite.  The cost is only $30 and you will learn a lot.

LOCATION: HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE 301 North Water Street  I  Wilmington NC 28401  I  USA


  B2B_MJONES Michellie Jones, an Australian triathlete, is best known for her two wins at the ITU World Championships, a win at the Kona Ironman World Championships and a silver at the Olympics, earning her the distinction as the only triathlete to have been on all three of those podiums. She has enjoyed over 175 career victories at distances from sprints to Ironmans, on- and off-road. Jones continues to train and race, but also works as a coach for Giddy Up Multisports, Sponsorship Commander for ISM, and athlete manager for Compex. In her free time, Jones trains and shows horses in hunter, dressage and western riding. @GoMichellie
  B2B_AGODESKY Alyssa is a first year professional triathlete and this will be her 5th iron distance race of the year! She recently placed second overall female at the SavageMan 70.0 triathlon, just 3 weeks after coming in 8th at Challenge Penticton. Race highlights of her 2013 amateur season include two Ironman age group wins as well as a 10th place finish in her age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. Godesky currently resides in Charlottesville, VA. @alyssagodesky
  B2B_JHOWARD Jeremy Howard is in his first year as a Professional Triathlete, racing for the Perfect Fuel Chocolate Elite Team.  Howard set his PR at the iron distance at the 2013 Beach2Battleship race with a 5th place finish in 9:31:15.  In 2011, Howard was 5th overall and 1st American, as the youngest competitor, at the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii.  Howard is an accomplished multisport coach and the owner of an event management company.  He has coached state champion swimmers, Olympic Trials and NCAA qualifiers, and 70.3 Age Group World Championship qualifiers.  He has helped numerous athletes make the leap from single sport athletes to multisport, and has successfully guided first time and accomplished 70.3, Ironman, and Ultraman athletes.  Through his company, Gone Running, Jeremy consults on a number of events.  His largest projects at the moment include the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay, a Team RWB event to benefit our veterans; the CT Challenge Bike Ride, which benefits the CT Challenge Center for Cancer Survivorship, and the American Odyssey Relay, a 200-mile running relay that benefits a variety of local charities in the Washington DC area.
  B2B_MSTARKEY Michael Starkey is in his first full year as a professional triathlete. He was 1st overall in the 2013 PPD Beach2Battleship half and will tackle the iron distance this year. He currently resides in Waxhaw, NC with his wife Beverly and three kids; Kendall (7), Caleb (6) and Zoe (4).
  B2B_RDUNCAN Hello, I am new to triathlons and after just my 3rd race I received my pro card. I was a runner before I began participating in triathlons. I was new to swimming and biking until my first triathlon. The only reason I got into triathlons was because I told some executives that I would be willing to do the Hy-Vee triathlon. I didn't know what all that entailed. I thought that because I ran a lot I would be able to do it. Before I found sports I was a punk kid who was headed down the wrong path. I was doing drugs and getting into a lot of trouble. I was sent to live with my grandparents before the start of my high school career and that was when my life changed. I got into sports, playing football, basketball, and running cross country and track. I was told I would never get into college but I got a full ride to run at Rend Lake College and then SIU-C. After graduating I began to run as a pro. About two years ago my life was turned upside down when my grandpa passed away. He had become my father figure in life especially since I have never known my real father. @triathlonduncan
  B2B_VJOHNSON Vinny Johnson, is in his 21st year of triathlon.  He is a coach and athlete with QT2systems, and also teaches High School Anatomy and Physiology.  Over the past 5 years, Vinny has raced Ironman distance events, with a top placement of 5th OA at IMLP 2014 and PR time of 8:25 at IMFL in 2013.  Beach 2 Battleship has always been on his radar, as a must do event.  So he is looking forward to ending his 2014 season in Wilmington NC.
B2B_SSERPICO Suzy Serpico has been competing in triathlons since 1998.  She has been racing professionally for 3 years. Top finishes includes 4th place at IMLP, 6th place at IMWI, and winner of the IronGirl Columbia .  This season she has taken a step back from racing due to a leg injury and is excited to be part of the triathlon community again at B2B. She has no expectations but to have fun and cheer everyone on along the way:)

Along with racing professionally Suzy teaches elementary Physical Education at Hammond Elementary, and  is owner of RIP IT events  and RIP IT coaching with her husband.


Matt Shanks is a first year pro who will be racing the B2B full. At only 25 years old he has over 10 years of triathlon experience and is one of the youngest racing fulls at the elite level. Matt recently graduated from Penn State with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. Soon he will be starting a career in computational fluid dynamics, doing Navy research in Maryland. This year Matt has competed in the American Triple T Ohio, Challenge Atlantic City and Ironman Chattanooga. Keep an eye out for him in his pink TT helmet and Ignite Endurance tri kit! Facebook @matt_shanks
  B2B_RDEKANEL I'm a french triathlete and I'm very happy to come to your race. At the begining my goal was to do the full distance but last winter my wife is passed axât and now I'm alone with my 2 little daughter (9 month and 3 years). It was very hard to train Well and i think it´s better idea to do the half distance... I hope my legs Will be good for doing à good show with all other athlète. Now i Will ride for "leucémie espoir triathlon association" and my new Team "Myrock/Rotor Team" and I Will do my best for being à good ambassador during the beach 2 battleship race. I was policeman, but next year I want to be réally professionnal. Life is à gift and triathlon is the best thing for being Alive... See you soon and Thanks à lot.
  B2B_CSWEET Chris Sweet lays claim to quite possibly being the only professional triathlete-librarian in the world! He is in his rookie professional season and also works as a librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. Chris has two young kids that keep him extra busy between work and workouts. Chris started racing triathlons more than 20 years ago at some youth events in Central Illinois. He is mostly a long-course specialist who dabbles in Xterra racing. Chris raced B2B last year, finishing forth overall with a time of 9:22.  His goal for this year is to try and get under the elusive 9 hour mark. @SweetTriLib My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. -Peter Golkin ChrisSweet

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