Luis Alvarez is a very accomplished Ironman athlete.
His story starts like so many with the realization that he was a little overweight and the desire to get back into shape. But where it went from there I don’t think even he expected this.
He has raced every single Ironman Triathlon course that has ever been. That is 137 Ironman Triathlons. This includes 15 trips to Ironman Kona in Hawaii and in fact when he started to race Ironman triathlon he was able to secure Kona as his first race.
This is of course too many races to cover in one interview so we talk about two signature events in his Ironman career. The first is when in order to maintain his streak of having done all the races he had to race Ironman Mallorca in Spain and then get to Ironman Chattanooga in one day. He calls this his 2-2-2, 2 people, 2 Ironman Races, 2 continents.
The second story we touch on is his 100th Ironman finish which was timed to be in Ironman Kona for the 35th anniversary of Ironman Kona and also with his 18 year old son who raced with him. Of course, this was no easy task.
This is a special interview. After 137 Ironman races you have to listen to hear what he wants to do next.
Thank you Luis Alvarez for joining me in person to record this episode of the Mile after Mile Podcast. It was a joy meeting you and I look forward to racing with you in the future.
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