Titanium Strong: Amy Gluck’s Road to Recovery

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Amy Gluck, 44 of Howell, Michigan, is joining us this weekend to compete in the Half Iron Aquabike event and show that she is “titanium strong”! Like a lot of triathletes, Amy started out as a runner. She had been training for her first marathon with a group of women, all of whom were triathletes. […]

Fireman Rob: Tackles the MiTi on His Way to Breaking a World Record

Thursday, August 13, 2015

With a lot of hard work and some serious dedication, Rob “Fireman Rob” Verhelst is on his way to making the 2015 ISI MI Titanium part of his Guinness World Record-breaking journey. Fireman Rob’s goal is to break the record for the most Half Iron Distance triathlons completed in one year. The only difference is, […]

ISI Employee Brant Bender & Wife Leslie Take on the MiTi Again!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Brant Bender is a Tier 3 Systems Engineer who has worked with ISI, the title sponsor for the MI Titanium, for two years. Last year Brant and his wife Leslie took on the Half Distance Triathlon as a relay team together. This year, they will race side by side in the inaugural Olympic Distance triathlon […]

The Family That Tris Together – An Interview with Iron Family The Kunsts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tom, Chris, Brian & Steve Kunst are all Full Distance Triathletes who have been participating in the MI Titanium since the beginning. West Michigan has a lot of great, strong families, but the Kunst Family is Titanium strong. Learn more about these four incredible triathletes and the rest of their family. Who is the Kunst […]

Interview with Ryan Leestma, Owner & Founder of MI Titanium’s New Title Sponsor ISI

Friday, July 25, 2014

This year the MI Titanium welcomes a new title sponsor, ISI.  Founded in 2002 by Ryan Leestma, ISI is a small, family-owned business that has built its reputation on providing excellent service and expertise. A premier IT service provider throughout West Michigan, ISI specializes in Cisco products and solutions. Ryan Leestma is not only the founder and owner of ISI, […]

The Titanium Athlete’s Corner: Weight

Friday, June 28, 2013

Weight.  No not how much can you lift, your personal weight.  We call it race weight.  This is a very thin line, between being at a healthy racing weight and being too light.  I had originally set a goal to race at 165 lbs this summer! I thought I would be so lean and fast […]

The Titanium Athlete’s Corner: Relax!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

So, everyone should be heavy into training, Triathlon season is here!  Many of our first races could be weeks away.  How are you feeling?  I had a day this week where I just had to hit snooze and restructure my weekly plan to have a day off. Most Triathletes would be considered a type “A” personality.  […]

The Titanium Athlete’s Corner: Endurance

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Triathlon is an endurance sport.  I know this is not the most complex thing someone has ever said about the sport.  However, I think many people might get too caught up in swimming, running and biking every day.  There is one key element that might be overlooked by a majority of age-groupers out there.  STRENGTH training!  […]

The Titanium Athlete’s Corner: The 4th Discipline – Strength Training

Monday, April 22, 2013

A few years ago I got into to triathlons after looking for something other than running in my life.  I tried a triathlon and was hooked.  I have made it a part of my life now and love competing and just being around other active people who share the same interests. I just wanted to […]

USAT Race Directors Symposium

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mid-January I had the opportunity to attend the USAT Directors Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO (along with Andy & Doug). There were over 100 triathlon directors from around the country there to share their experiences and give us insight into their worlds. The Symposium offered the opportunity to hear some amazing speakers such as David McGillivray, the race director […]

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