2021 Sur Pro: Matt Hanson
Name: Matt Hanson
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Dr. Matt Hanson is a professional triathlete and coach for triathletes, cyclists and runners. He has an extensive background as an athlete and is highly-educated in all things sports related. As an athlete, Matt comes from a wrestling background, but running has always a been a passion of his. In 2014, his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 run course records and won Ironman Chattanooga. He has since tallied 10 professional wins, including 3 North American Championship titles. He also owns the fastest ever time at an Ironman-branded, full distance event (7:39:25) where he also clocked the fastest ever marathon off the bike with a 2:34. Most recently, Matt finished 2nd at the PTO Championships at Challenge Daytona.
- 5x Ironman Champion
- 5x 70.3 Champion
- 2nd PTO World Championships - Challenge Daytona
“Make hay when the sun is shining.”
Favorite race/competition experience:
Ironman Texas has been a great race for me for a number of reasons. I earned my pro card there, I’ve had a few great breakout performances there, and also had a heartbreak or two on that course. Definitely the course that I have the most memories on.