52 Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

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Mike sits down to talk all things Ironman Santa Rosa with first-time Ironman finisher Sebastian Hernandez. Sebastian is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the "Old Corps" during the 1990's and calls Santa Rosa home. It's fitting that he chose this as his first full Ironman. Both Mike and Sebastian go over the training and race day, including what went according to plan and the inevitable moments where one needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

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