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Oct 21, 2022

“Imagine immersing yourself into something that’s so out of your comfort zone and opposite to anything you’ve ever done before. Something you and others doubted you could ever accomplish. How scary would that be for you? Could you do that at this point in your life?” In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Danielle Sullivan, her coach at Iron Fit Endurance and former pro triathlete. Hear Danielle's story, how she started Iron Fit Endurance, as well as about her time as a pro triathlete. Also, discover her favorite memories with Hilary through the years and her thoughts about Hilary's journey from non-athlete to triathlete.

About Coach Danielle Sullivan

After graduating college as an All-American swimmer, Danielle entered and won her first triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon in Maryland. Danielle was soon hooked and began competing in many more triathlons. At the age of 24, Danielle entered Ironman Florida, winning her age group and qualifying for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She had a very successful Ironman career as an amateur, placing as high as 2nd in her age group and 4th overall amateur woman in the World Championships in Kona, HI. The next year Danielle decided to turn professional. She went on to have a successful professional career racing for the Zoot Ultra Team, placing consistently top 8 in Ironman races and as high as 4th overall In Ironman Lake Placid. Although Danielle has been coaching triathlon throughout her professional triathlon career, she is now dedicating all of her time and effort to coaching others in the sport she loves. Danielle has taken her 23 years of experience in the sport to build her coaching business here on Long Island where she also offers swim training, track workouts, and group training rides on a weekly basis!

About Iron Fit Endurance

Iron Fit Endurance is a Long Island-based triathlon coaching program that provides a holistic approach to triathlon training that fits into your daily lifestyle no matter how hectic it may be. Danielle Sullivan, Professional Triathlete and head coach, develops weekly custom training plans that accommodate every individual regardless of experience or ability. With over 23 years of triathlon racing and coaching experience and over 6 years of racing as a professional triathlete, Danielle Sullivan has the experience and passion to help you reach your goals and beyond! For more information visit