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Executive Producers
Erik Blachford, CEO, Expedia
Ben Heller, Partner, HBK Investments
Jim Kalustian, Senior VP, Fair Isaac Corporation

Writer and Director
Peter Han is a Harvard graduate who has worked in a variety of settings as a journalist and entrepreneur. He has written stories for AP, the New York Times, and the Houston Post, and is author of the book from Penguin Portfolio, "Nobodies to Somebodies: How 100 Great Careers Got Started". Peter currently manages the PC Market Intelligence team in Microsoft's Windows Client Finance group. He also produced the new documentary about elite distance runners, called “Showdown”.

Director of Photography and Editor
Andrew Ernst works at the intersection of digital media and computer technologies and brings a diverse array of skills to the documentary. He started his video career at a television station in Nova Scotia, Canada, and most recently contributed as a member of the Seattle Times New Media department. Andrew also expresses his creative talents as a freelance photographer in Seattle. He is also at work on a new documentary about elite distance runners, called “Showdown”.

Assistant Editor
Michelle Odo brings extensive video editing experience from other sports. For four years, she edited in-game features and highlights for the Seattle Sonics and Storm basketball teams. She also helped produce the annual year-ending video recaps for the Storm, and did additional work for Fox Sports Network affiliates in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Michelle has also worked in non-sports related video capacities, with clients including Alaska Airlines, Starbucks, KUBE radio station, and various nonprofits.

Additional camera work
Daryl Talbot, Clint Lien

Photos
John Segesta

Design
Phil Melito, Charlie Redding

Over 400,000 people finish marathons in the U.S. every year.
Membership in USA Triathlon has nearly quadrupled since 1997.
Over 110,000 women have competed in the Danskin triathlon series since it launched in 1990.
Outdoor Life Network (OLN), which televised 7 Ironman races in 2004, has expanded its reach from 1 to 60 million households since 1995. ESPN International televised another 4 races.
2.2 million people tuned into OLN to watch the final stage of the 2003 Tour de France.
"At the very top end of the sport, there's a large pool of very good athletes. The physical differences between those athletes are minimal. The people that win are different due to character. That's the #1 thing I look for."

- Murphy Reinschreiber, Agent, PCH Sports

"All the great champions have to win in Hawaii. All the great champions have lost there. It's like the Tour de France. The Tour is in a league of its own, and so is Ironman Hawaii. The other races don't have the history, don't have the power, don't have the glory."

- John Duke, Publisher, Triathlete magazine

"We human beings love to watch the quest, the fight. We are drawn to the person who gives every ounce of his being to win."

- Ivana Chubbuck, "The Power of the Actor"

"All the great champions have to win in Hawaii. All the great champions have lost there. It's like the Tour de France. The Tour is in a league of its own, and so is Ironman Hawaii. The other races don't have the history, don't have the power, don't have the glory."

- John Duke, Publisher, Triathlete magazine

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