Dan Wilson

TriDot Ambassador

Race Distances


Performance Level


My journey started in the fall of 2006, when at 285lbs I decided a change massive change was required. I bought a gym membership and started a new routine that became a lifestyle. In 2008, down 60lbs, I bought a road bike and began cycling with my (now) wife and in-laws, joined the Flying Rhino’s Cycling Club, and completed several endurance events including a 3-day 300-mile cycling fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the 150-mile One Day Ride Across Michigan (ODRAM). In January 2010, I started training for my first triathlon to help my neighbor with his bucket-list. I completed that Sprint triathlon and was hooked. Since, I lost another 40lbs while gaining strength, speed, and endurance. I progressed up to Iron-distance races and completing 2013 Rev3 Cedar Point, 2014 Ironman Florida, 2015 Challenge Cedar Point, 2016 Ironman Louisville, 2017 Ironman Maryland, 2018 Ironman Texas and Ironman Florida, along with dozens of WTC and local branded 70.3s, Olympic distance tris, and run races. I earned bronze All World Athlete status in 2015, silver AWA in 2016, and am back in silver for 2018. Since 2013, TriDot has helped me set a 11:19 IRONMAN PR, remain healthy, and be efficient with training time (~10 hrs/wk. avg). These will be important in 2019 when I race Ironman Texas, Chattanooga, and Florida to accelerate Kona qualification through the Ironman Legacy program.

I train and race to maintain a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle; to set an example for my kids, colleagues, friends, and family; and to ensure that the ghost of the past never catches me! TriDot helps make anything possible.

Those who stay will be champions