Race Co-Ambassador, Team Red
Ryan is Kansas City native, raised in Olathe, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas for college (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) where he obtained two degrees in engineering. Around 2001, Ryan started running distances from 5Ks up to half marathons. He had always worked out with weight training, running and mountain biking since high school football. Mountain biking and running lead him to running off-road duathlons and a few mountain bike races in 2002. In 2003, Ryan signed up for a duathlon (Heritage Park in Olathe, KS), not realizing that he would need a road bike, which he did not own at the time. Ryan borrowed someone’s steel road bike and placed 2nd in his age group. Since then, Ryan has been hooked on on-road duathlons and running races. In 2004, he ran his first triathlon and became hooked on the multisport lifestyle leading to his eight half IRONMANs and three full IRONMANs (2013 Lake Tahoe, 2014 Chattanooga and 2015 Boulder). In May of 2013, Ryan obtained the USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Certification and started coaching at Life Time Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. He currently resides in Olathe with his wife, three children and three dogs.
Key Achievements:8 x marathon finisher 8 x Half IRONMAN finisher 3 x Full IRONMAN finisher Multiple sprint, olympic and long course triathlon finishes 2014 All World Athlete qualified for IRONMAN events
Key Credentials:USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Certificate Masters Swim Instructor Follow along as he navigates faith, family, work and triathlon in everyday life, share some tips and secrets, and help others fit it all in. Instagram: https://instagram.com/ryanfalkenrath Blog: www.TriathlonTrainingDaddy.com