He’s done it again!
Last month, ATC’s Jason Merrifield raced in Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2023. The Ironman is an incredibly difficult race, featuring a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. This year marked Merrifield’s second Ironman, and he finished with an impressive time of 11 hours and 32 minutes. He also ranked 21st in his age division out of 1,171 finishers overall.
Asked about his experience, Merrifield admitted that this year’s course was tougher and hillier compared to his last Ironman. Nonetheless, his relentless desire for challenges drove him to test his limits on an unfamiliar course. He also found excitement by competing in his hometown, surrounded by his family and local supporters. For Merrifield, “seeing the body’s potential” through extreme athletic pressure, fuels his love of racing more.
But in the wake of his Ironman triumph, Merrifield didn’t retire his wetsuit, bike, and shoes for the summer. Instead, he competed in the Hayden sprint triathlon and claimed the first-place medal. He even rallied to cheer on ATC’s other brave triathlete: Dayleen Green.
We love celebrating our wins at ATC, and we are especially proud of these athletes this summer. With each new accomplishment, these triathletes inspire us to push our boundaries and embrace challenging ourselves. Congratulations to Jason Merrifield and Dayleen Green for these outstanding achievements. We can’t wait to see what you do next!