Lionel Sanders is a Canadian Professional Triathlete. He is an eight-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion and a two-time IRONMAN 140.6 Champion. Sanders has publicly detailed his experience as a recovered drug addict and is an inspiration for those battling addictions. Lionel is well-known for his strength on the bike and tenacity in training and competition. Few people will build a special room in their house just to mimic the tropical climates where they'll be competing!
Among many other accomplishments, Lionel took the Strava record for Mount Lemmon (Tuscon, Arizona), one of the toughest climbs in the United States, by seven minutes. Sanders held 348 watts for 1:34:21. The climb hits a maximum elevation of 2530 meters and is one tough route.
Lionel's first professional race was in September 2013 at the Muskoka IRONMAN 70.3, where he took 1st place over Andreas Raelert.