The Project Behind an Ironman Triathlon with Paul Huddle, Senior Regional Director for the Ironman Group
The Ironman Triathlon. Without exaggeration, it is truly one of the most epic endurance events that a mortal human can participate in: 140.6 miles covered in a single day by swimming, biking and running.
As epic as it is to participate in an Ironman, it may be even more daunting to plan and manage one. 140+ miles of race course. 3 totally different disciplines (Swim, Bike, Run). As many as 2,000 – 3,000 participants. Literally tons of food and drink to get out across the course. Thousands of volunteers. City permits, police, medics, media… By any measure, each and every Ironman event is an extraordinary project and major logistical feat, and one the Ironman group does extremely well.
We are joined by Paul Huddle, Senior Regional Director for Ironman, who walks us through what’s involved in planning and running an Ironman event. Whether you are a Project Manager, an Ironman athlete or just amazed by extraordinary endeavors, you are going to dig this episode!
About our amazing guest, Paul Huddle
Paul Huddle is a Seasoned Event Operator with more than 20 years of experience in the fast-paced mass participation endurance sport industry. He is a Senior Regional Director for the Ironman Group, and is responsible for triathlons from sprints to the Ironman Championship, mountain biking, and running events – including the Rock & Roll marathons.
Paul is also the author of: The Athlete Minded Traveler, Ironman – Start to Finish and Starting Out Triathlon
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