Don't let his gentle and genuine demeanor fool you. Six Ironman distance races in six year, Andy MacK means business.

Andy MacKenzie

How did you get into racing endurance events?

I wanted to take my fitness to the next level.

If applicable, what is your favorite discipline? Why?

Love to ride the bike. I can just get away from all the stress of life.

Do you have a favorite local race?

Myrtle Beach 13.1

What would you consider your career highlight?

Six straight years of one Ironman per year.

What would you consider your biggest challenge?

Swimming. Hate it. It is so boring.

What is the biggest race day mistake you've made?

Putting my timing chip over my wetsuit. Was all tied up in a ball at Savageman 70.3.

What is one training tool you couldn't live without?

Pull Buoy!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have a strict nutrition/recovery regimen?

I try to keep my weight consistent throughout the year.

If you have any advice for folks who have yet to begin their endurance racing journey, what would it be?

Steady and conserve energy on the longer races.

OwnWay Apparel

Official triathlon apparel sponsor for EPT Racing

HIT Cycling

Official cycle studio sponsor for EPT Racing. Visit our new site at

Charlotte Running Co.

Official running store sponsor for EPT Racing

Beth Hernandez

Performance Therapy
"after each session with Mike Dannenberg,
I walk away with new tools and a better understanding for how I can improve my running form and overall training performance. Not only is he an expert at the ART technique, he's taught me a lot about nutrition and hydration - all of the things needed for great athletic performance on and off the race course!"

Laurent Painchaud

Performance Therapy
"I have been going to see Mike and Matt at Performance Therapy for a few months now and all I can say is that they live up to the promise of their name! PERFORMANCE + THERAPY as in I've been experiencing tremendous gains in my endurance sports performance without the debilitating injuries that I have had in the past when pushing my body too hard. Mike has been using ART and other techniques to work on some serious scar tissue in my hamstring, but has also worked on correcting various inefficiencies in my running gait and posture. Matt is my strength coach and has been working with me on my mobility and fostering new movement patterns to correct my bad habits. A well earned 5 star rating for Performance Therapy! Top marks."

Jack Heil

Performance Therapy
"Mike helped me with my run training years ago. I get great strength & flex training ideas from LaDawn. I love getting nutrition tips from Heather."