Matt Hanson

Height: 5’10
Weight: 145 lbs

Fastest American IRONMAN Time
2017 IRONMAN Texas N.American Champion
2016 Ironman 70.3 Cartagena 1st
2016 Ironman New Zealand 4th
2016 Ironman Chattanooga 4th
2016 Ironman 70.3 Punta del Este 2nd
2016 Ironman 70.3 Austin 3rd
2015 Ironman Texas N.American Champion
2014 Ironman Chattanooga Champion

Why I chose First Endurance:

I believe in the entire First Endurance system because I trust the research that has gone into developing each product. I have seen and experienced first hand the amount of work and testing that goes into creating this high quality product line. I know that I will perform better in both training and racing due to the scientific backing and quality control that First Endurance puts in to each supplement.

Race Day Nutrition Plan:

Breakfast: (approximately 3:00 a.m.) Two servings of Ultragen, 1 serving MultivHP, 1 Serving OptygenHP (this will be my final calories prior to race start). Will sip on water up to race start.

On Bike Nutrition: I’m changing things up quite significantly this year due to release of EFS-PRO. I will have 1 26oz bottle of Cucumber Water EFS Pro mixed at regular strength on my aerobars and another bottle mixed at 2x strength on a bottle behind the seat. I also have a 20 ounce aerobottle on the downtube of the bike which will have 2 EFS Wild Berry liquid shots and topped off with water. I drink water at most aid stations and will mix water in with the 2x strength EFS Pro as the bike progresses. Typically, I won’t take any Salt Caps on the bike unless it is hot and/or humid. (Approximately 1700 calories intake on bike).

Run Nutrition: I rely heavily on the course nutrition during the run. I will run with a flask with EFS liquid shot in my hand and usually take a drink from it every 5 miles. For the first 10 miles of the run, I use the on-course sports drink. After mile 10, I switch to cola. I try to get 2 swallows at each aid station. I also take a salt cap on the first mile then take another tab every 5-6 miles depending on weather. I have another flask of EFS liquid Shot with a scoop of pre-race in it waiting for me in my special needs bag. Typically, I do not drink any plain water during the run.