Wanted to share a gallery of some pretty stunning images taken by Julie on Day 1 of Ultraman. Given that she had her hands full trying to take care of me, it's amazing she was able to take any pictures at all, let alone images of such high quality. The consummate artist -- irrespective of medium -- Julie always makesRead More
In the Wake of Ultraman 2011
By: Julie Piatt
As Rich prepares to head out on his bike this morning for the first time since his gut wrenching decision to pull out of Ultraman 2011 just six days ago, I find a quiet moment to share some of my experience of UM2011 and of the past year preparing for it.
I am usuallyRead More
They say the best way to make God laugh is to tell him what your plans are. I got a full dose today.
I trained for this Ultraman race for a year. I could not have been better prepared or supported. And I had high expectations. Not about what place I would end up. But simply to race to my potential.Read More
Aloha! It's been quite a while since I did a little video update so thought I'd throw up a quick one from this morning. I'm going to try to be more regular with the videos if I have the time, so stay tuned.
Also, if you are interested in following me during this weekend's race, check out the new "Live" pageRead More
Thought I would check in from the Big Island and give an update on all the goings on leading up to Ultraman this weekend.
I arrived in Hawaii this past Monday and settled into the most lush accommodations imaginable. Thanks to my local buddies Mike Field and Todd Clark, and courtesy of the gracious Seth Koppes, I have been staying inRead More
For me, the competition equation just doesn't compute without giving back. Service.
So I'm very proud, honored and excited to announce that I will be racing the 2011 Ultraman World Championships this November in support of Ryan and Sara Hall's STEPS Foundation in their fight against global poverty through better health.
First, a little background. On a family trip to Sedona last winter,Read More
Look what just arrived! So pumped to receive my new custom designed training & racing kits from my garment sponsor Champion System, with graphic design work by my friend James Gilbert at Sandbox Studios. Very excited and feeling faster already. Thank you to James @ Sandbox and Ashley Bell and Scott Kaylin at Champion System for theRead More
I hope you enjoy my interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which will be airing throughout the day today. In addition, please also check out the companion piece article I wrote for CNN.com that posted this morning. Click HERE to view the article, or you can simply read it excerpted belowHuman Factor: Read More
After 15 years of collecting dust, I broke out the old monofin this morning and took it for a spin with Aaron Franklin and Terenzo Bozzone at the pool. Forgot how much of a pain machine this thing can be! Like doing squats holding your breath and really shreads thec core muscles. Managed to pop off a Read More
Once again, I've been off radar, but not because nothing's going on. In fact, alot is happening, which has left me with so little time to even reflect, let alone blog. But with Spring in the air, I am ready to share.In truth, things have been pretty tough lately. The economic landslide has taken its toll on Read More