Cody Beals celebrates his third Ironman win in three attempts after a record-setting day at the 2019 Ironman Mont-Tremblant event. Photo: Kevin Mackinnon

There aren’t too many pro triathletes who are as open as Cody Beals, who burst onto the full-distance scene with a record-setting day at Ironman Mont-Tremblant in 2018, won his next Ironman in Chattanooga a few months later, then made it three-for-three with another record-setting day in Tremblant again last summer.

The Ironman World Championship, though, was a struggle for the Canadian long-distance star. We caught up with Beals for a frank chat about what happened in Kona, his challenging 2019 season and what he’s looking forward to in 2020.

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