• Augusta 1/2 Ironman 2015
  • Spring Fling Triathlon 2015
  • Chattanooga Waterfront Olympic distance triathlon 2015
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Zoot

Zoot makes the best running shoes as well as other triathlon gear.  Watch me train and race in Zoot shoes, wetsuit and race kit. Get yours at ZootSports.com

Hammer Nutrition

Fuel smart with all natural ingredients. Stay away from refined sugars, salt tablets, and other unhealthy crap. Ask me how!  CLICK HERE to save 15% on your first order. My pantry contains Gel, Heed, Perpetuem, Anti-Fatigue, and Recoverite. Hammer tattoos will be worn on my shoulders in all my races.

Welcome to Derrick B's Ironman Journey

 

Welcome to Derrick B's Website!  Find my race reports and photos from my triathlons as I work my way to becoming an Ironman.

My journey started in 2013, when I was looking for a new challenge after excelling on the bike and running. After talking with some of my training partners, I became interested in triathlons. There was one problem, I didn't know how to swim! I could play in the water, and survive for a few seconds in the deep end, but not swim laps or swim in a bottomless lake. So I found my new challenge. I took my first beginner swim lesson in September 2013. By April 2014, I participated in my first triathlon. I ended the season with 4 triathlons! In 2015, I raced in several Olympic distance triathlons (0.9 mi swim, 32 mi bike, 6.2 mi run) and finished with a Half Ironman race in Augusta (1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, 13.1 mi run). 2016 will build off of this success as I attempt the most challenging race in world, the full distance Ironman (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run)! I don't race just to finish, I'm a competitor! One of my goals was to earn a triathlon medal, and finally did that at Sweetwater in 2015.  You can read about my other goals, successes and learning moments through reading my training reports, race reports and photos.

I'm proud to be part of the 2016 Zoot Team!  Zoot makes the best products for triathlon. I wear Zoot in all my tri races.

I'm also proud to be a Hammer Nutrition Ambassador! I stay fueled properly using Hammer products.

This is an expensive sport. So I'm also proud to be sponsored by TriSports.com, where I get all of my training gear and equipment.