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Josh Terwoord



Ironman triathalons are no joke. To even compete in one of these events, you must survive a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon run. Straight through, no deviations from the order and no breaks.

Guayaki athlete Josh Terwoord has made the grade with four Ironman triathlons, and holds titles for running in several competitions. To maintain his performance, he trains 15-25 hours each week while balancing a coaching business and home life.

The Ohio native started running in 1997, and began running triathlons in 2007. Mate is a cornerstone of Josh's routine. "It has become common to seek a little help to get me out the door and through my workouts." 

Josh relies on yerba mate for high mineral and antioxidant content and a cleaner, more "friendly" energy boost. "I frequently have yerba mate before key workouts, and sometimes I will have it chilled in my first bottle of the day on really long ride days."

When not running, Josh coaches other endurance athletes via Racelab. He lives in Austin with his wife, Janée.

Josh Terwoord's stats:

  • Four Ironman triathlons with a personal best of 9:04
  • Amateur run course record holder at Ironman Arizona, 2:52:38
  • Mountain Man Triathlon (half iron, Flagstaff, AZ) course record holder
  • Two Ironman World Championships
  • Two 70.3 (half iron) World Championships
  • Four marathons with a personal best of 2:36 in Boston
  • Ranked 4th in the country in the 30-34 age group for 2013 by USA Triathlon