Ivan Vlasenko started his endurance sports career in cross country skiing, racing at a national level in his native country of Russia, and found in running and aventure racing his next sport when moving to Thailand, with a best run times of 34’03” for 10km and 2h50 for the marathon, Ivan won several races such as Ayutthaya Marathon 2014 and is a 3-times winner of Columbia Trail masters.
As a triathlete, Ivan won several races in his age group starting in 2015 such as in Bangkok Triathlon Cha-Am Triathlon, Roboman and Hua Hin, and it was after starting his training under ironguides, he won his major overall race at Naval Academy Triathlon 2016, was the first overall age grouper at Challenge Thailand 2016 and 4th overall at 2016 Thailand Tri-League (Sattahip) behind only an Olympian, an Ironman 70.3 Champion and an European Champion. These wins convinced him to learn more about The Method and he is now certified by ironguides and via the Ironman University Programme.
Ivan assists coaches ironguides Bangkok group sessions Band also works with athletes online via personalized coaching.
Name: Ivan Vlasenko
Coaching Since: 2016
Number of Athletes Worked with:30+
Coaching Career Highlights:
**Ironman World Championships Podium twice (Luiz Topan 2nd M45-49 in 2011 and 4th M40-44 in 2009)
**More than 20 athletes qualified for Kona
**Coached several beginners to finish their first ironman
**Coached several diabetics athletes, including a Kona qualifier and 9h17 IM
The youngest Professional Triathlete at the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Vinnie was a recreational athlete until his age group win at his first Ironman Brazil in the 2004. That’s when he decided to race pro and see how fast he could get.
The answer: 8h50min for the Ironman distance! With multiple top ten Ironman podiums, Vinnie made himself one of the best and most consistent long course athletes in South America.
Relocated to Bangkok, Thailand after serving time with professional Team TBB, Vinnie has an Ironman Personal Best of of 8h50min at age 23 and multiple podiums as a professional athlete. Vinnie believes that diabetes has developed in him a deep intuitive understanding of the requirements of the human body during endurance sports.
Vinnie knows that diabetics need special attention for every activity they undertake. The type/amount of food and even mood can have big impact in blood glucose management. That happened to be a powerful weapon in Long Distance triathlons, when racers really need to be in synchrony with their bodies to properly know when to push, rest, eat, drink.