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Hector F. Patient Expert

Minneapolis, Minnesota
As of April 2008, I have competed in almost 20 triathlons, including the inaugural 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, as well as suffering through Ironman Wisconsin 2007 and Ironman Arizona 2008. I was a music junkie in college so I was never into sports and my wife is the one that will turn... Full Bio
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One year later after training for Ironman Arizona by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I was finishing up stuyding for some lame stats class, looked at the lovely outlook calendar, and started to think about what I was up to last year.  Next thing I kn ... Read on »
Craig Alexander: 2008 Ironman World Champion by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Alexander just wrote himself into the triathlon history books by winning the 2008 Ironman World Championship in Kona. On the 30th anniversary of the toughest one day rac ... Read on »
Where is Hector and what is going on at IWILLTRI by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I should have just written this a long time ago but I haven’t.  I am officially retired from triathlon training and semi-retired from trying to keep up with the sport I lo ... Read on »
USAT Age Group Nationals - Cathy Yndestad gets 2nd! by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Age Group National Triathlon Championships in the USA are in the books for 2008 and my friend Cathy Yndestad got 2nd overall and won the 30-34 age group. The overall w ... Read on »
Video of Aussie Olympic Medalists arriving back home by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Once you earn an Olympic medal life changes forever. Here is a short video I saw with the Australian’s coming back home, and of course you get to see Emma Snowsill - Gold ... Read on »
Sarah Haskins and Laura Bennett in Sports Illustrated by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I got this email from Brian and the picture is great: his wife Sarah Haskins and USA teammate Laura Bennett in a Sports Illustrated two paged picture of the Beijing Olympi ... Read on »
Beijing Olympics Triathlon Photo Slideshow - the Women’s 100 by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon One hundred pictures from the 2008 Beijing Olympics Women’s Triathlon. This was a combo effort from team Fernandez as I tried to shoot video, shoot from a point and sho ... Read on »
My Triathlon Gear for SALE ! ! by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If you are a faithful reader, then you know I am about to head off to mba school which means I am semi-retiring from our wonderful sport for 2 years and need to sell gea ... Read on »
Simon Whitfield Silver Medalist at Beijing Olympics live Q&A by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Simon Whitfield, Olympic Gold medalist from Sidney and now Silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Triathlon is having a live Q&A with slowtwitch.com on the foru ... Read on »
Every Single Beijing Olympics Update is on slowtwitch.com by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Hec and Chelle at Bird's Nest National Stadium for Beijing Olympics The 2008 Beijing Olympics were RIDICULOUSLY awesome - unbelievable and a definite must ... Read on »
My updates from Beijing on slowtwitch.com by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Slowtwtich.com has my latest updates from Beijing - go to the front page or here for the direct post . I am very pumped for tomorrow’s action and hope to get a bunch of ... Read on »
Official Women’s Beijing Olympics Triathlon Results by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Official Beijing Olympics Triathlon Results for the women’s race are up and here is the link over at triathlon.org I have obviously done a horrible job of chronicling th ... Read on »
Beijing up to this point by Hector F. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I haven’t had a lot of triathlon related news up to this point so that is why I have not posted. Below are a few pictures from the first few days. It was really cool to ... Read on »
Hunter Kemper triathlon adventure video by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Here is a link to a growingbolder.com video on Hunter Kemper’s triathlon adventures. I hope to catch him here in the enxt few days! Read on »
Beijing Olympics Triathlon information - the lowdown by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This post will have all the Beijing Olympics Triathlon information you’d ever need to keep track of the 1.5km swim, 40k bike, and 10k run that triathletes will cover in ... Read on »
DKT Challenge update - age grouper at Life Time! by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I just got the official update from Gear West of the DKT Challenge. I think Trent told me I was the second person to ever sign up for the update, so I’m guessing there are ... Read on »
Life Time Fitness Triathlon Video 5: more finish line and podium by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon This is video 5 of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon video collection for 2008. We see Mark Harms come in as 3rd elite age grouper - he has been super consistent and gets o ... Read on »
Chrissie Wellington pictures at L’Alpe D’Huez Triathlon by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon On July 30, 2008 Chrissie Wellington took another first place with a win at the L’Alpe D’Huez Triathlon - yes the same revered mountain where cycling has broken countless ... Read on »
Craig Alexander interview at Life Time Triathlon ‘08 by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Part 1 of the Craig Alexander video interview at the 2008 Life Time Fitness Triathlon. It was great to interview Crowie just about a year after I first interviewed him (a ... Read on »
Brewhouse Triathlon Results and Firehouse 50 Results by Hector F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The Brewhouse Triathlon in Duluth, Minnesotais a staple race and this year we saw David Thompson score a win and Becky Younberg take top honors.  Becky is making quite the ... Read on »