19. “Ultra” Tim Davis: 12x Ironman Finisher, 7x 100mile Runner, Double Ironman Oregon Anvil Finisher, Author of Tripolar, Coach and Science Teacher, Father, Husband, 14+ year Recovering Addict and Mental Health Awareness Advocate

A Why We Tri Podcast Production

Season 2: Episode 4

12x Ironman Finisher, 7x 100mile Ultra Runner, Double Ironman Oregon Anvil Finisher, Author of ‘Tripolar,’ Coach and Science Teacher, Father, Husband, 14+ years Sober and Mental Health Awareness Advocate

“Ultra” Tim Davis


I highly recommend reading or listening to “Ultra” Tim’s Book: ‘Tripolar: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete.’

In this episode we Zoom on over to Los Angeles, California where “Ultra” Tim Davis has just logged in with his favorite beverage. And I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say I am extremely curious as to what this 7x 100mile Ultra Runner has as his favorite beverage. Tim and I jump right in to his page turning autobiography that will have your HR in Zone5 within the first few chapters. Tim bravely shares the traumatic and tragic loss of his father in a sudden accident when Tim was only 13 years old. Tim endured years of blame for the accidental death of his father. He also endured relentless physical and verbal abuse by a family member he struggled to look up to. Drugs and Alcohol were Tim’s coping mechanisms from a young age and on into adulthood.

Tune in and hear how with the loving support of his devoted wife, Mariah, Tim’s Bipolar diagnosis and Mental Healthcare Treatment along side his venture into Triathlon and Ultra Running gave new meaning to Tim’s overall WHY in LIFE.

Extremely grateful for Tim’s bravery in sharing his story on my show. Tim and his family’s courage to reveal the raw truth about the effects of mental illness and addiction provides a beacon of hope for so many that are in the dark.

Connect w/ “Ultra” Tim:


IG: tripolar_tim

FB: ultratimdavis1

Twitter: ultratimdavis1

LinkedIn: Tim Davis


If you or someone you know is in need of help please refer to the following:

Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org

Friends & Family Members: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

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