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Shawn Bonsell Shawn Bonsell

Orthopaedic Surgeon

How did you get into triathlon?
Was a volunteer doctor for Hawaii Ironman 2004 and wanted to become triathlete

How long have you been doing triathlon?
12 years

Favorite workout?
Long rides/Long runs

Do you have training partners?
No consistent partners

Best Race?
Ironman Canada 2005

Worst Race?
No such thing

Why you do triathlons?
Keeps my life balanced and from getting fat

What's next for you?
Galveston 70.3

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Got flat tire as I rolled over starting mat during Ironman Canada and was interviewed on TV as I changed my flat tire.

Running Shoe that you wear?
Asics gel Kayano

What time do you wake up?
4:45 a.m.

Favorite song to train to?
U2--where the streets have no name

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
peanut butter anything

Favorite food (regular)?
quatros letches cake at La Duni Resteraunt

Spouse/Significant Other?
Susan-wife Justin-age 14 (in photo) Vance-age 11

Other sports interest?
college basketball

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Not sports related?

Favorite TV show/movie?
Anything from Pixar (haven't seen a non-kid movie in 10 years)

Greatest motivator?
All Olympic Athletes, anyone who has done an Ironman

Riverton, Wyoming

Interesting fact about yourself?
Was 40 pounds heavier and could not run around the block 12 years ago

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Travel with the wife and family