Tim Hola

The Fittest Real Men in America

Sep 4, 2008
Outside Magazine
Tim Hola

Tim Hola

Hola, a pharmaceutical representative for Sanofi-Aventis, is one of the best amateur triathletes in America. He's a nine-time finisher at the Ironman World Championship, in Hawaii (best result: 43rd overall and fifth American, in 2006), the 2005 U.S. Half Triathlon Champion, and the father of 21-month-old twins.

Since my sons were born, I've had to find more creative ways to get my workouts done. I keep everything I need for my workouts in my car so I can do them wherever I happen to be, without going home first. I get up early and sometimes ride at night for an hour or so on my indoor bike trainer so I can be home with my wife, Nikki, and the kids. Nikki is an athlete, too. When I ride my trainer at home in the evening, she often rides hers with me. It's great quality time. We also put the kids in baby joggers or bike trailers and incorporate them into our biking and running. Don't assume you have to stay with that template of "eat dinner, wind down, and go to bed." If you have the passion, you'll find a way.

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