David Redmond Explains The Importance of Community in His Triathlon Journey

by | Mar 1, 2023 | Podcast

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David Redmond started  his triathlon journey following his divorce. He has  a family history of high blood pressure. He knew he was at risk if he did not get off his couch and become active. Watching an IronMan World Championship on TV  was his  initial inspiration. 

As a young man growing up in Indiana, David was very active in sports. He played basketball, football and even some baseball. After college, he did some boxing at the gym but pretty much remained inactive until his divorce in 2010. 

David  relies on the triathlon community to stay inspired and get the training he needs.. Despite not having a dedicated coach, David has done well for himself completing for IronMan  70.3 races and two full ones 140.6 races. He says he owes this success to the Atlanta triathlon community.

David is a  man who wears many hats. David is an actor, he picked up the guitar during Covid. David Redmond also considers himself a bit of an adrenaline junkie going as far as racing with the bulls in Spain for his 50th birthday.

Episode Highlights:

  • The young David becomes involved in multiple sports.
  • How David became interested in triathlons.
  • David  talks about some memorable races, the good and the bad.
  • David tells us how he relies on the community to train and race in the Ironman.
  • Running with the bulls in Spain.
  • What’s in the future for David in his triathlon journey?
  • David talks about his acting career and his hopes for the future.
  • Injuries and their effect on performance.
  • Some life lessons David has learnt from racing in the Ironman.

Guest Bio

David Redmond (51 yrs old) considers himself to be more of an athlete than a runner or triathlete. He has completed 6 Ironman distance races: (4) Half Ironman and (2) Full Ironman. He began his triathlon journey in 2011 after his divorce. He found himself unmotivated to go to the gym and was just going through the motions.. David has a family history of high blood pressure. David knew that he had to remain active and change certain eating habits. He is unsure when he will compete again but the Atlanta Triathlon Community provides plenty of opportunities to run, bike or swim in group settings.

David played football and basketball growing up in Southern Indiana. After high school, he continued his football career at Murray State University, where he was a 3-year starter. He also completed his degree in Electrical Engineering and became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc (Spring ’91 Eta Beta). Academically he also completed his MBA – International Business and Master’s in Information Systems at Georgia State University. He is currently an IT Portfolio Manager for Inspire Brands.

Outside of training for triathlons, David dabbles in acting: Snake in the Grass -USA, Love Match Atlanta – Bravo and The Resident – Fox are some of his latest projects. He hopes to expand on his acting endeavors once his son graduates high school in 2024. David also picked up the guitar during COVID and has enjoyed the 2-year journey that he has experienced thus far. Lastly, David is a bit of an adrenaline junkie who recently ran with the bulls in Spain

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