Matt Hanson | Professional Triathlete
5x Ironman Champion/ 4x 70.3 Champion


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God has given me a strong set of lungs and a pair of legs that can take a beating. It is my responsibility to use them to glorify Him in any way possible. Philippians 4:13

Name: Matt Hanson
Age: 32
Hometown: West Concord, MN
Current City: Storm Lake, IA
Education: BA from Buena Vista University – Athletic Training and Exercise Science, MS from Southwest Minnesota State University, EdD from University of South Dakota

Dr. Matt Hanson races as a professional triathlete and coaches triathletes, cyclists and runners.  Matt has an extensive background as an athlete and is highly-educated in all things sports-related.  Prior to beginning his career as a professional triathlete, Matt worked as an Athletic Trainer and Human Performance Program Director at a Division  3 University and taught classes in Sports’ Nutrition, Physiological Principles of Conditioning, and Exercise Physiology. Matt’s background and training record make coaching a natural fit for him. Matt has been coaching since 2013 and has helped triathletes reach their goals at each of the different triathlon distances.  He has also coached runners, swimmers, and cyclists to bring out their single sport potential.

As an athlete, Matt comes from a wrestling background but running has always a been a passion of his. In his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 course run records and was the 2014 Ironman Chattanooga champion. Since then, he was tallied 10 professional wins including 3 North American Championship titles. Matt also owns the fastest ever time at an Ironman Branded event and also has clocked the fastest marathon off the bike in the Ironman distance with a 2:34. He is committed to winning at the highest levels in the sport as well as coaching athletes to reach their performance and health related goals. You can follow his coaching at