For those of you who know Phil, he is one of the most amazing athletes I’ve ever seen in training. Besides blowing by my on the water, it seems like every you go, there’s Phil on the bike, Phil on the road, and Phil in the water-swimming! With the help of Phil, he’s going to keep us posted on as he prepares for the grueling IRONMAN in Germany, July 5th, 2009.Phil called me today and asked who I recommended for massage, for I’m sure he could use some relief! He’s truly an inspiration to us all!
Follow Phil and send him support! SuzieFormer Windsurfing World champion’s first Ironman TriathlonPhil McGain currently residing in Maui Hawaii, a former Professional Boardsailing Association (PBA) Racing World Champion will be stepping off his Windsurf Board and into Ironman Germany (European Championship) in Frankfurt for his first Ironman Triathlon race come July 5th. In between testing, some racing and working in the business, Phil plans to train for the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run in the months following up to July 5th. Phil, who will be 46 years old on race day has been a professional windsurfer since 1983 and has been competing on the windsurfing professional tour for over 20 years. Phil recently got into running marathons as cross training and this year decided to give Triathlons a shot. He was immediately drawn to the sport because of the extreme physical challenges and the adventure of training for such a long distance endurance event.Phil’s windsurfing titles include PBA Racing World Champion, multiple US National Champion, multiple US Open Champion and multiple Australian Champion. Phil was also Chairman, President of the Professional Windsurfers Association from 1995 to 2004.Phil has completed seven marathons in the past two years and in 2009 plans to compete in two Olympic distance triathlons and half Ironman Hawaii 70, in preparation for the full Ironman distance Germany.