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Intro


PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE

 

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Intro


PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE

 

Photo by my dear friend Simon Bill 

Career Highlights 

2011, 2012, 2013 Wildflower Long Course 20-24 Champion
2013 HITS Palm Springs Half Ironman Champion 4:17:28
2014 Vineman 70.3 10th 4:09:23
2014 Lake Stevens 70.3 7th 4:14:02
2015 Vineman 70.3 10th 4:03:43
2016 Victoria 70.3 9th 4:00:51

2016 Ironman Arizona 25th 8:49:00
 

Yu Hsiao has earned himself a reputation for being a "Beast" ever since he joined high school cross country. He embraces the need to suffer in order to go beyond his limits in training and racing. One distinct example is during Vineman 70.3 '14, when he crashed on his bike 20 miles in, severely injuring his knee with multiple laceration. Refusing to throw in the towel, he fought on, finishing in top 10 with a time of 4:09:23.

Yu's determination and grit has earned him respect from his peers and the endurance sport community. Because Yu's not the biggest or most talented guy in the world. He may not be the most gifted physical specimen you've seen, but he's got a heart of lion and he never gives up until he passes that finish line. 

Since graduating in 2014 from Stanford University and UCLA with Masters and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has competed in 25 half ironmans, 1 full ironman, and achieved multiple top 10 finishes against the best in the world.Yu has an unique approach to training and racing by using engineering to solve fundamental problems, such as addressing his flaws in technique in all three sports and perfecting them meticulously. Yu currently balances training as a professional and full time job as an engineer in Silicon Valley.

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passion


RACING

passion


RACING

2016 Race Schedule


April 02
Ironman Oceanside 70.3
23rd 4:16:54

April 30
Wildflower Long Course
15th 4:27:28

May 22
Monte Rio Olympic Distance Triathlon
1st 2:01:47

June 12
Ironman Victoria 70.3
9th 4:00:51 (70.3 PR)

July 10
Vineman 70.3
17th 4:15:31
(non-wetsuit swim, hypothermia :(  )

July 16
Toughman Utah Half
1st, 3:47:45*
(1.2 mile swim replaced with 1.2 mile run), also ran 0.6 mile extra lol

August 21
SF Triathlon at Alcatraz
5th, 2:16:34

September 11
Santa Cruz 70.3
16th, 4:10:50

October 30
Austin 70.3
10th, 3:36:26 *swim canceled

November 20
Ironman Arizona
25th 8:49:00 First Full Ironman, Pro debut!
 

 

 


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chasing the sun


STORIES

chasing the sun


STORIES

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the story continues


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the story continues


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my team


MY TEAM

my team


MY TEAM