As an athlete, I’m retired…sadly.  I still get out and rip it up here and there, but my focus is coaching.  I was an elite amateur and professional triathlete and mountain bike racer.  I raced everything in multisport from Ironman to XTERRA to short course to draft-legal Olympic.  I’ve been lucky to have had a great sport career so far:  I stood on the podium in Kona, have been to the Best of the US Championships, and have been a member of both Team USA and the Air Force Triathlon Team.  My first triathlon was in 1992, and I’ve completed over 200 multisport events and won more than 15.  I’ve been coaching since 2002.

However, in May 2007, while in the lead pack in a national mountain bike points series race, I took a spill, severely breaking my leg.  When I rolled to a stop, my knee was pointing north and my toes pointing south.  Even with my limited military medical training I knew this is bad.  Many complications and infections (and 27 pins and screws) later, my racing days are over…but this was the catalyst that allowed Grasky Endurance Coaching to be born! Contact Brian at &

Brian’s Palmares:

2006 XTERRA overall amateur National Champion Runner Up

2006 Best of the US Contender, AZ Champion

2003, 2006 Ironman Kona

5x Ironman

PRO MTB Racer (XC)

Over a dozen overall triathlon wins and more than 10 course records in AZ and CA

Competed in over 200 triathlons and multisport events

What we talked about on this show:

Brian’s journey to Triathlon and Endurance coaching

Health Benefits of Triathlon

Advise for men wanting to get healthy again

Brains 3 step secret sauce for getting back in the game

  1. Know where you are
  2. Gain motivation’
  3. Take action

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Dave Skattum

Dave Skattum is a family man, a health guru and an inspirational speaker. In his late forties some life changing experiences created a starting gate for him to make drastic changes in his life to improve his health.