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Mike Vanacora

Favorite Junk Food

Ice cream, Cookie Dough

Favorite "pump me up" Song

All electronic music

The Athlete You'd Like To Meet The Most

Michel Jordan

Favorite Non-sport Activity

International travel and hiking; I've always liked exploring nature in new places

Favorite Triathlon Workout

I love threshold bike rides half iron bike with a 60 min finish in the "Sweet Spot, high Z3/low Z4". Typically do a 5 mile run off this. 

Race Highlights

5k PR - 16:56


Ironman 70.3 Ohio - 1st Overall (PR) 4:04 Course Record

Ironman 70.3 Muncie - 4th Overall 4:14

Little Smokies Half Iron - 2nd Overall 4:40

Deer Creek Olympic Distance - 1st Overall 1:58

USAT Age Group Nationals - 14th 2:08


Ironman Boulder - 9th Overall  9:32 (PR)

Shamrock Shuffle 8k  - 28:08

Kona Ironman World Championship qualifier 2x


Ironman Muncie 70.3 - 3rd Overall  4:10 (PR)

Ironman Mont Tremblant - 4th AG, 13th Overall  9:35 

Grand Rapids 70.3 - 2nd AG 4:19

Notable Mentions

16th Ranked Amateur Triathlete USA Triathlon 2017 (M30-34 AG)