Kim Loeffler

Sport/discipline: Ironman Triathlon and 70.3

About Kim: Kim ran Division I Cross Country and Track and Field for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Kim went on to earn her M.S. degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She moved to Vermont in 2001. With her husband, she started a coaching and physical therapy business called On Track. Kim joined the professional ranks in 2002. Three years later Kim’s rise to the top of the sport was launched, earning her second Ironman National Championship and placing eighth overall and first U.S. finisher at the Ironman World championships in Kona. In 2005, she was named as the breakthrough performance of the year by Inside Triathlon magazine.

Hometown: Colchester, Vt.

Current residence: Colchester Vt.

SRAM products used: SRAM-Quarq Power Meter

Zipp products you use: Zipp 840 tubular, 650c disc and 404s for racing, 303s for training, Service Course stem, VukaAero, Vuka R2C shifters, carbon water bottle cages, Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pads.

Favorite SRAM product and why: I love my Quarq power meter. Training and racing with power has helped to elevate my game. I am able to pace out the Ironman bike leg so that I can absorb my calories on the bike and then run a strong marathon.

Favorite Zipp product and why: Zipp Tangent Tubular Tires. Nine years of racing and NEVER a flat!

Do you train with a SRAM-Quarq power meter? Yes, and racing too!

What is one surprising or helpful thing you learned about yourself from training and/or racing with power? I would typically ride way too hard in the first 90 minutes to make up time lost in the swim. Racing with power has helped me to pace out my power and effort over the 112 miles, ride a strong second half and consistently run sub 3:10 off the bike.

You’re stranded on a desert island and you have to choose one of each of the following:

One album? On an island, would have to be Jimmy Buffett

One candy? Dark Chocolate

One vice? Margarita to go with the Island and Jimmy theme!

Notable Race Results:

2nd Place Ironman Canada 2011, Ironman Louisville 2010 (run course record), Ironman Lake Placid 2008 and 2005.

3rd place Ironman France 2011, Ironman New Zealand 2008 and 2010, Ironman Florida 2010.

Two time ironman National champion, 1x Half Ironman National Champion.

Eighth Place and top U.S. finisher 2005 Ironman World Championships.

Website: www.kimloefflerracing.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kimloeffler

Twitter: @kimloeffler