I met Susan Haag in 2012 in Cozumel, Mexico. I was there to cheer on my friends in Ironman Cozumel and she was there to race. It wasn’t immediately obvious that she was racing the next day because when I met her she was relaxing in the hotel pool, calm and relaxed, beer in hand.
Susan is in fact one of the inspiring stories that I knew I wanted to tell when I started the podcast. The year that I met her she did Ironman Cozumel and among some other things all the Iron Distance races that HITS offered. She did 18 Iron Distance races that year.
This year in November when she crossed the finish line of Ironman Florida she became the first woman to complete 100 Iron Distance triathlons. That’s not a typo she’s completed 100 Iron Distance races.
She’s also a regular person. She’s a lawyer from Jacksonville, Florida. She’s a representative for USA Triathlon and she’s a part of the ITU Women’s committee. Triathlon is a huge part of her life.
Susan is a huge fan of what she calls Independent Iron races. She mentions many of her favorite races in the podcast including the Hits series, Rev3 and Great Floridian here in Florida.
When I launched this podcast Susan was one of the first people I invited to be my guest on the show. But she’s very busy and she deferred for just over 43 weeks. I think you’ll find that her story is worth the wait.
Thank you Susan for being a guest on the Mile after Mile Podcast.
You can find Susan on Facebook and Instagram @SusanHaag
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