Ironman Arizona Breakfast with Chris Lieto and the Pro Panel

November 11, 2014

IMAZ_BREAKFAST_HEADER2 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 8:00 – 9:00 (arrive at any time in that hour). The Q&A will start around 9:00, and will probably go until 10:00 or 10:30. You can stay as long as you would like. Matt Miller from BASE Performance and professional triathlete Chris Lieto 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.

BREAKFAST TO INCLUDE: • Assorted Juices, Coffee, Hot Tea • Biscuits • Sliced Fresh Fruit • Scrambled Eggs • Breakfast Potatoes • Bacon & Sausage • Gluten Free options available upon request.

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: RESIDENCE INN TEMPE DOWNTOWN 510 S FOREST AVE TEMPE AZ 85281  USA  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES WHO WILL SHARE THEIR SECRETS AT THE PRO PANEL BREAKFAST   IMAZ_CL Chris is a three-time Ironman Champion and former U.S. National Ironman Champion. Year after year Chris’s discipline and dedication to the sport of triathlon have paid off. In addition to training and racing, it has always been important for Chris to have balance in his life. Chris has successfully created that balance with work and family and through the launch of Base Performance Nutrition and, more recently, More Than Sport. Chris has had years of learning what works for him and what doesn’t work and he wants to share his successes with those who are also passionate about endurance sports and active life. @chrislieto @morethansport   IMAZ_DK Danielle Kehoe is the 2014 Ironman Boulder Champion. Her 3:16:34 marathon (*Course Record) took her to a speedy 9:19:54 overall time (*Course Record) which was 24:05 faster than 2nd Place. Danielle was named Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon for 2012. She is a three-time Age Group World Champion! Kehoe is the 2012 Overall Amateur World Champion in 70.3 Ironman, which was held in Las Vegas and placed 15th out of the professional women. She is also the 2012, 25-29 Age Group World Champion for Ironman Worlds hosted in Kona, Hawaii. She took 2nd out of the entire female amateur field and 18th out of the entire women’s field including professionals. In 2012, Danielle was undefeated in her age group and was the first amateur in every race with the exception of two races. In 2011, Danielle was the only female in the world to compete in and finish all three World Championships: Ironman, Ironman 70.3, and Xterra. She also had the fastest combined female overall time for both Ironman and Xterra World Championships (Hawaiian Double). In 2011, Kehoe was the (20-24) Age Group World Champion for Xterra and took bronze in her Age Group at 70.3 World Championship. She qualified for the Ironman World Championship in her first ever Ironman where she was 2nd amateur overall and first in her age group. She took first place in seven different events ranging from sprint triathlons to Ironman’s, Xterra’s, mountain biking, and even adventure racing. Danielle is extremely excited to announce that she turned professional for 2013! As a first year Professional Triathlete she is inviting sponsors to stand by her throughout her entire professional career!   IMAZ_CH My first experience with Triathlon was in 2003 but I’ve been competing in athletics ever since a early age.  I feel in love with the sport of running also at an early age and have been running competitively since the age of 14.  As an triathlete, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time training and racing the Ironman and 70.3 Ironman circuit which has resulted in podium finishes around the country. As a coach, I have an excellent knowledge base to offer my athletes and racing experience from an elite level to back it up. I also strive to personally be an ambassador to the sport of Triathlon in the local Pittsburgh community.  I am one of the founding members of the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club and am currently President of the club. Through the club I take a big part in helping foster the growth of multisport in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, by supplying an open, supportive, educational and healthy competitive environment, and bringing together triathletes of all skill levels, and capabilities. - See more at:   IMAZ_MR Maggie Rusch will be racing her first professional race this weekend at Ironman Arizona. She caught the Ironman bug last year by qualifying for Kona at her first Ironman (Mont Tremblant) as 4th overall before going on to tackle two top-15 in AG Kona finishes. Highlights from this past season include first overall amateur at both Ironman Coeur d'Alene and New Orleans 70.3 and a runner-up finish at the "toughest triathlon in the world", Norseman Xtreme in Norway. Outside of triathlon, Maggie is a software developer based in the mountains of Asheville, NC. @maggieru   IMAZ_LE Growing up I competed in just about every competitive sport there was. I mainly was into skateboarding until I was old enough to run with my dad. During the winters we would do a lot of skiing at Big Mountain and Snowbowl in northwest Montana. I played competitive soccer until I got serious with cycling and then spent a few years at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs bike racing for the US National Team. Under the tutelage of Chris Carmichael and Roy Knickman I learned a lot of the focus and training ideas I still use racing today. This is where I got my first exposure to triathlon and started thinking about one day competing in Ironman Triathlons. Making up for lost time, of course now my training has more of a swim/run focus as I'm less experienced at those sports. I still enjoy skiing and tennis, more avidly in the off season. During the season I do play some pick-up basketball and lift weights, practice yoga, and do pilates for cross training.   IMAZ_NT Nicole Truxes--2nd year Pro Triathlete, racing focus: ITU (Draft Legal) Sprint and Olympic Distance, member of the Sonoran Distance Project Career Highlights: 6th NYC Triathlon 2013 7th Boulder Peak 5150 2014 14th (6th US) PATCO Championships, Dallas, TX 2014 Fun Facts: Masters student at Arizona State University Higher Education Program Full-time employee at PIMA Plastics Volunteer coach for Girls on the Run  
As for most people, I did my first triathlon for fun. Then I went to Kona in 2004 to see the race. For fun. And fun became an addiction. I walked all the way – from the back to the front of a race – and went on to win my first full iron-distance race in 2013. If I was to write something about my career as an elite athlete, it would be something like this: In January of 2007 Pedro was assigned to the Portuguese Olympic Training Center in Lisbon, Portugal to train. Along the way Pedro started to be supreme at the National events winning his first (long course) title championship that year. He went on to win the National Long distance title the next three years. He also earned spots on the Portuguese National Team and World Championships Team in both 2007 and 2008. In 2010 and after getting his degree in Computer Science at Instituto Superior Tecnico, UTL, Pedro decided to embrace triathlon as a full time job. He won his fourth National Championship that year and took Silver at his first IRONMAN attempt in Florida. Because of his stellar performances in athletics his family fully supported his ambition to become the best Ironman Portuguese ever. Pedro is now an established triathlete, known across the World for his fearless and relentless racing style. He has focused his attention on Ironman races and has his sights set on winning the sports greatest competitions, including the reknown Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.   IMAZ_DG When Ironman Coeur d’Alene came to Derek’s hometown triathlon was the furthest thing from his mind. After watching the race Derek got the crazy idea that he could finish one even though he had never ran more than 3 miles and didn’t know how to swim! After a few years as an age grouper Derek took the leap to turn professional. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Despite this early setback he became more determined then ever to become a successful professional triathlete. In 2014 Derek has finished 8th place or better in 4 Ironman races and has an Ironman PR of 8:27. Derek now has a successful coaching business and is seeing improvement each year in his results. Derek knows that without the amazing support of mentors, teachers, friends, and the amazing triathlon community, he could not be where he is today. He has been married to his wife Shannon and has 3 beautiful boys. Derek resides in San Diego, California after recently moving from his hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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