I surprised myself with a breakthrough day at IRONMAN Mont Tremblant, turning around a lackluster start to my 2019 season. It took a personal best sub-8 hour performance, under my 8:10 course record set in 2018, to hold off my countryman Lionel Sanders and defend my title. Here’s my video recap! For more insight into my lead-up, execution, recovery from injury and my upcoming Kona debut, check out my interviews with Ventum and Wattie Ink.

Ventum Interview: Cody Beals: A Repeat Win At IRONMAN Mont Tremblant

Wattie Ink Interview: Cody Beals Keeps Setting Records: What Habits Does He Employ to Get There?

Photo: Al Bello
Photo: Al Bello
Photo: Kevin Mackinnon
Photo: Kevin Mackinnon
Photo: Talbot Cox
Photo: Talbot Cox

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Making my move. A move I really didn’t want to make. I had all but given up on the win. I could be satisfied with a solid effort for 2nd, right? Smarter to save my legs for Kona, right? But somehow, when it came down to it, I found so much more than I knew I had. I promised myself that I’d enjoy the closing miles more than my debut last year. My 2:42 run course record came as a complete surprise. My run training hasn’t been confidence inspiring for months, barely half my typical volume and plagued by minor injuries. Thankfully, I had @coachtilburs and @zerenpt helping me out. There’s a lot to analyze and unpack here, but I’m relieved to be back on track. #suuntorun #golikeneverbefore 📷 @talbotcox

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Champagne IMMT 2019