Kessler on her book, life as a pro and much more

Meredith Kessler has a frank conversation with TriathlonWorld.com about her new book, life as a pro and much more.

| March 30, 2017 | PERSONALITY

Meredith Kessler runs her way to third at Ironman New Zealand 2016.

Meredith Kessler runs her way to third at Ironman New Zealand 2016.

Photo >Phil Wrochna

Earlier this March American Meredith Kessler completed her 60th Ironman race, finishing third at Ironman New Zealand, a race that she's won five times. 

Kessler started the sport as an age group athlete shortly after graduating from university and worked her way through the ranks to eventually become a full-time pro triathlete. Last year she and husband Aaron Kessler released a book called "Life of a Triathlete" that "includes all the crap that you didn't know about triathlon," she says. 

One of the sport's most popular athletes, Kessler is known for her frank words and straight up analysis of triathlon life. When asked about the challenges of making life work as a pro and the importance of supporters, she had this to say:

"Teamwork makes the dream work .. I am just the technician. If I was to win my 12th Ironman I would still struggle to get sponsorship."

Listen to this enlightening conversation: