Name: John Whitney
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
John was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a senior in high school. Currently training for his first Ironman, John has not let the seizures slow him down. For more than a year John has been regularly competing in sprint and Olympic triathlons in preparation for Boulder’s first Ironman competition in August 2014.
For his training, John relies on the lightweight 12oz sport bottles to keep his water cold during his long runs and 24oz sport bottles to keep him going on his rides. A member of the extended Polar Bottle® family — John works at Polar Bottle alongside his father, aunt and cousins — he has used our bottles for his whole life.
Staying hydrated, he’s found, is particularly important during triathlons. “This is an endurance sport,” he said.“You don’t stop and if you don’t stay hydrated you won’t finish.”
(John with his little brother, Joseph, after a recent triathlon finish)