The Revolution Starts Now!


It's funny, when you talk to Heather Gollnick, she seems so calm, as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening this week, just another day.

An ordinary human might be freaking out over the fact that this week marks the beginning of her new race series Revolution 3, in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a $50,000 first place prize!  

The average bear, might be losing sleep over the fact that this innovative new race series picks up where the Ironman leaves off by blending a world class series of event, with the latest in technology, family entertainment and a live web cast.

Most folks would be in a complete panic over the fact that pros. like Matt Reed are out to not only win this weekend, but at every Rev.3 event, marking this race series as the starting point in his quest to kick the crap out of all of his colleagues in every distance triathlon in his journey to be the first person to win the Olympics and then the Ironman.  Yes, you heard that right Craig Alexander and Andy Potts, get ready for Big Matt.


But if you know Heather and her husband Todd, they are neither ordinary, average or like most folks.  Heather is a 5 time Ironman winner and parent of three children, Todd works at running the family biz, as well as being an amazing coach.

It's the power couple doing what they were meant to, at a level that should have the folks at the Ironman worried. The Revolution has begun. Indeed, this is their "coming out party" to the world.  If things go as planned, next year at this time Rev.3 will be selling out as quickly as the Ironman, because it promises to be better.  Yes, send your hate letters to me, I said better than the Ironman.

Registration is closed for Knoxville, but there is still time to sign up for Quassy on June 5 & 6th, Cedar Point (my A race) on September 12 and newly added Costa Rica- feb. 19-20.

If you aren't able to make it to Knoxvegas this weekend, then make sure to check out the action live on the web by clicking here.

Launching the new season of this amazing series is the ultimate mother's day gift for Heather.  To hear her live, make sure to tune in to The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show Thursday at 11:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 Central and 2:00 Eastern, click here for details.

The name speaks for itself, The Revolution starts this weekend!  Get Ready.


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  • I don't think there is anything "wrong" with the Ironman races, it is just that they are not really spectator friendly. For the athletes, it does not sound like there will be much difference. The R3 events though sound much friendlier to friends/family of the competitors. What kids would't love to spend time at an amusement park all day while seeing live video from the race! Sure beats sitting around some spot on the course wondering when Mon/Dad is going to pass by.

  • Completely agree. The folks at Rev.3 have taken a good idea and built on it. They are holding a race at a amusement park! How cool is that!!!
    For the first time in a long time, my family is looking forward to one of my races. They get to play in the amusement park, while I race. They will be able to track my progress, meet me at check points, cheer me on and then go back to having a great time.
    So cool!

  • This is so cool, thanks for sharing their story. And ironically, on the day I announced (mostly to myself) that I want to become a triathlete (well, for a sprint distance), because I think it will help prevent the injuries that "just running" has plagued me with. I'm taking your blog post as a sign. Thanks!

  • How is the recovery coming?

  • In reply to DavidWallach:

    Thanks for asking... Slowly. I've moved down to the little cast. And the pain is less, but not gone. I have an appt on Tuesday, but I fear it won't be my last :(

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