UFC lightweight Cole Miller does more than just fight. In his time away from the Octagon he likes to participate in Triathlons. If you are not familiar a tri, as they are often referred, it is a race in which the participants swim, bike, and run. Some MMA fighters use triathlons to keep an intense level of conditioning while not specifically training for a fight and Cole Miller is one of these fighters. The triathlon season has started and he is not wasting any time, completing races on the 1st and 8th of February.
These long distance races were a combination of 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and a 2.5 mile run. On his personal website (colemiller.com) Cole said “I finished 10th in my age group. My times have to get alot better since im turning 25 this year i got bumped up into a new , harder, age group. Anyways my time was 1:02, not bad. I had a solid run and swim. the bike is what im worst at and the course was not a straight loop like last weeks, it was a slower course with more turns in it so my bike was alot slower than i wouldve liked. all in all i enjoyed the tri much more than last weekends. the water has been so cold so my wetsuit has become my new best friend… I wish i could do another one next weekend but there won’t be another one in my area until 3/1. I’m looking forward to it.”
In the near future Cole will begin training for MMA badboy Junie Browning, who Miller will face on April Fool’s day at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is 3-1 in his UFC career and is also a benefactor of The Ultimate Fighter.