MATT HANSON | How to Win the Mental Game
6x IRONMAN champion on racing, nerves, and why he competes.
Disciplined. Driven. Systematic. Controlled. Those are the qualities that characterize Matt Hanson's approach to everything form the build to race day, and they were most recently proven during the World Championships with his 15th overall (2nd fastest American) finish in Kona last weekend.
This summer, he broke down another aspect of endurance training and racing: the emotional. In our latest athlete video, Matt explains how he deals with "the dark place" of self-defeating mind games that can creep up on you over the course of 140.6 miles.