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First Endurance x Best Buddies

First Endurance x Best Buddies

photo credit: Matt RoyFirst Endurance x Best Buddies Cycling Announcing a collaboration rooted in performance and inclusionWhere sport meets service We’re pleased to announce that First Endurance is providing nutrition and supplement support for Best...

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Drinking in the “Off” Season

Drinking in the “Off” Season

Photo credit: @jussioksanenSo, in my last article, I detailed some of the do’s and don’ts for implementing a successful nutrition strategy in the emerging genre of “gravel” events. (See it here.) For this edition, my old pal Mike Fogarty at First...

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Ultimate Pain Caves

Ultimate Pain Caves

We were curious how all of you bad-ass athletes were beating the winter blues, so we ran our first ever Ultimate Pain Cave contest on Instagram. The entries did not disappoint. From an undisclosed bunker in the Middle East to the repurposing of a...

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New First Endurance Cycling Kit Now Available

New First Endurance Cycling Kit Now Available

OFFER ENDED We’ve had tons of requests over the years for First Endurance riding gear, and we made it happen! We worked with Giordana to make  jerseys, bibs, vests, arm and leg warmers, and gloves in both women’s and men’s sizes. We are offering...

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Matt Hanson: How I Won The Campeche 70.3 2020

Matt Hanson: How I Won The Campeche 70.3 2020

Campeche 70.3 Race Report: This year was my fourth trip down to Campeche. I have always struggled racing there in the past…it can be quite difficult to prep for a hot early season race while living in Storm Lake, Iowa! However, I have slowly performed better and...

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Sam Long – IRONMAN Chattanooga Champion

Sam Long – IRONMAN Chattanooga Champion

In an already successful breakout season, Sam Long added to his two 70.3 victories in Chattanooga and Victoria this season by cracking his first professional IRONMAN win this past weekend to take the top step at IRONMAN Chattanooga. Heading into the race well rested,...

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Branden Rakita – XTERRA U.S. Champion 

Branden Rakita – XTERRA U.S. Champion 

Perennial XTERRA athlete, Branden Rakita, cinched the XTERRA US Elite title as the first American and 3rd overall at the XTERRA Pan American Championships race held last Saturday at Snowbasin, Utah. The two preceding months leading into the championship race were...

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Josiah Middaugh – Fat Bike World Champion

Josiah Middaugh – Fat Bike World Champion

Josiah Middaugh is an 8 time North American Snowshoe Champion, 10 time Go Pro Mountain Games Champion, 14 time XTERRA US National Champion, XTERRA World Champion and can now add Fat Bike World Champion to his lengthy list of accolades. Excelling in the mountains at...

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Middaugh on a Roll

Middaugh on a Roll

Following his victory two weekends ago at XTERRA Mexico, Josiah Middaugh picked up his 4th win of the Pan American series this past Saturday at XTERRA Quebec. Opting to skip four of the early season Pan Am series races, Middaugh’s back end of the season has seen him...

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Featured Ambassador – Incan Explorer Gregory Deyermenjian

Featured Ambassador – Incan Explorer Gregory Deyermenjian

While First Endurance Ambassador Gregory Deyermenjian isn’t a ‘typical’ athlete, his cardio-vascular capacity is a critical component of his ability to pursue his adventures while trying to reach his exploratory goals. Deyermenjian has been exploring the legendary...

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Justin Metzler has His Day at Challenge San Gil

Justin Metzler has His Day at Challenge San Gil

Challenge San Gil was a race of redemption for Justin Metzler who was searching for a performance he felt worthy of his fitness after it escaped him at his last race at IRONMAN Boulder. Metzler capitalized on the opportunity putting together a race he knew he was...

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Tim Don – Back with a Win at IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica

Tim Don – Back with a Win at IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica

It's been a mere 8 months since Tim Don was hit by a car while on his bike two days prior to the IRONMAN World Championships, a race in which he was considered a contender for the win - he broke his neck, fracturing his C2. The next few months an arduous struggle...

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Josiah Middaugh – Back to Back XTERRA Pan Am Series Wins

Josiah Middaugh – Back to Back XTERRA Pan Am Series Wins

Following his victory two weekends ago in Oak Mountain, Alabama, Josiah Middaugh notched another win in the Pan American series at XTERRA Dominican Republic. While the athletes knew what to expect with the heat and humidity, they were faced with a new course this year...

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Tim Don Sweepstakes GiveAway – Be Like Tim !

Tim Don Sweepstakes GiveAway – Be Like Tim !

Would you like to be decked out like First Endurance triathlete IRONMAN Champion Tim Don? Buckle up - here's your chance! As a proud sponsor of Tim Don, we're part of the Tim Don Locker Giveaway, where one lucky triathlete will receive a prize (valued at $5000)...

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Middaugh 3-peat’s at XTERRA Oak Mountain

Middaugh 3-peat’s at XTERRA Oak Mountain

Josiah Middaugh brought home his 5th XTERRA Oak Mountain win this past weekend, making it his 3rd in a row to defend his title in a time of 2:23:56. Following a difficult swim where Middaugh was not at his best, the defending champion was facing a 2:45 deficit to the...

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Jason West Runs Away with Surf City Escape Triathlon

Jason West Runs Away with Surf City Escape Triathlon

Jason West threw down the fastest run split of the day to top the field at the Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach, California this past Sunday with a mere 11-seconds separating the top 3. West, formerly a USAT Collegiate National Champion who picked up...

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