This blog is the personal journal of me, John Hirsch who In 1999 I transitioned from the singer of the punk-metal-hardcore band Faultline, to the world of endurance sports. In 2000 I did my first Ironman, IMLP finishing in 10:26, I qualified for kona in 2002 and and turned pro after 2003.

My pro career highlights include three top 10 Pro results from Ironman Lousiville, Beach 2 Battleship and Lake Placid, and qualifying and competing as a pro in 70.3 World Championships (2009) and the International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in Victoria -Gasteiz Spain. 11th at Challenge AC in 2014 and winning my first world title as master World Champion of the Spartan Ultra Beast in 2015.

Beyond racing I have coached since 2003 and run a training and racing squad dubbed the CREW which has sent athletes to the Ironman World Championships, the ITU world Championships, the Xterra World Championships and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. I am also the head coach of the non-profit charity team Team Continuum (www.teamcontinuum.net) which has spots for the NYC Half Marathon, NYC Marathon, NYC Triathlon and Ironman Lake Placidand. I am also the co-organizer owner of SLB-ERC LLC which organizes the Strong Like Bull Training Camps (www.stronglikebulltraining.com), started in 2006 which takes place yearly in Andalusia Spain. SLB-ERC LLC also owns The Evil Racing Cult Wheels, which are race quality all carbon wheels.

I am also a writer who’s been published in the the New York Daily News, Xtri.com and other on-line sites including my own blog www.johnhirsch.org I am also active on twitter as @j_hirsch (www.twitter.com/j_hirsch.

In my free time I am still a part time public interest/human rights lawyer currently focused on criminal defense for the poor and have a degrees from Columbia Law School and Connecticut College (go Camels!).

I like long walks on the beach and puppies and chocolate.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. i reached your blog from cititri’s facebook page. i enjoyed reading your bio and race report from this past weekend. this is my 3rd season racing triathlon after playing baseball and football my whole life and i have definitely found a new love. ive had 2 full years of coaching and finally feel like im starting to understand the sport a little. i raced my 1st 70.3 last Sept and posted 5:18 at Toughman. This year im racing Bassman 70.3, Syracuse 70.3 and IMLP in July. Do you have your race schedule posted? I hope to see you in May. -Allen

  2. Great meeting you Sunday at the Jersey Spartan, John! Caught the Triathlon fever this summer and will be reading your stuff for tips, training info, etv. I learned a lot from you in our 5 minute conversation brother.

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