Hillary Biscay, Petr Vabrousek and Belinda Granger.
250. That’s the sum total of iron-distance race finishes logged by three of triathlon’s most prolific racers: Petr Vabrousek (138), Hillary Biscay (63) and Belinda Granger (49).
All three of these endurance phenoms are gearing up to increase their tallies with Saturday’s Challenge Taiwan, and I jumped at the opportunity to learn the tips and tools they employ for longevity in the sport.
Petr Vabrousek: Draw boundaries, prioritize family time and don’t overtrain.
“My kids are my recovery [Vabrousek has a 14-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter]. Whenever I’m not racing or at a race, I’m completely disconnected from triathlon. I do my two to three hours of training a day, and other than those two or three hours nobody’s discussing triathlon with me. Nobody in my family is interested whether I had a good session or a bad session or whether I had a puncture on the bike or whatever, including what happens at the races. So for me, to...