Shane “Zenman” Eversfield

Founder and C.E.W.* at Kaizen-durance®

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Shane Eversfield is a Total Immersion Swim Master Coach (one of twelve worldwide). He founded and developed the methodology and content for Zendurance Cycling – endorsed by ChiRunning Founder Danny Dreyer, and Total Immersion Swim Founder Terry Laughlin. 

He is based out of Island Health and Fitness in Ithaca, NY, and is a staff coach for the Total Immersion Swim Studio in New Paltz, NY.  Eversfield teaches over 200 classes and clinics every year in swimming, cycling, running and Kaizen Skills.  He has trained and educated coaches and athletes in the US, Europe and Asia.  He is also a certified Serotta Bike Fit Specialist.

A degree in Modern Dance, 40 years of T’ai Chi practice and a lifelong passion for mindful movement and “kinetic intelligence” fuel his innovative study of applied kinesiology. As an athlete, author, educator, artist and coach, he has earned the respect of many endurance athletes and coaches the world over.

Now 60+ years young, he continues his personal Kaizen path and the cultivation of kinetic intelligence through his daily practice.  He also completes multi-day triathlons and ultra running events each year. and continues to quietly slip past his perceived limits.  Zenman regards himself as a modern-day “traditional” martial artist – deeply committed to the craft of mindful movement – rather than an as athlete

Shane Eversfield (a.k.a. “Zenman”) joined the “Church of Triathlon” in November 1998 while living in Kona, Hawaii (at age 41).  Eleven months later he finished his third triathlon, Hawaii Ironman.  Since then, he has completed double and triple irons, ultramans, and ultra runs up to 100 miles.  In June of 2016, he completed “Moving Beyond A.L.S.” – a 500-mile solo triathlon in 99 hours, raising money and awareness for the ALS Association.

He lives, trains and teaches extensively in Ithaca, New York.

* (Chief Endurance Whisperer)

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Highlight: Moving Beyond ALS: Kaizen-durance 500 (2016)

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Nearing the completion of the 400-mile bike leg for “Moving Beyond ALS”
  • 12-Mile Swim
    In a 25-yard pool at Island Health and Fitness
  • 400-Mile Bike
    On a 5K loop in Cass Park
  • 88-Mile Run
    On a 1.7K loop in Cass Park
  • $8,700 Raised for ALS Association
  • 99 Hours and 500 Miles “In the Squirrel Cage”
  • Why “Squirrel Cage”?
    The closed-circuit short course simulates what it must experience the debilitating entrapment of ALS.  It also reduced costs and logistics.
  • More Info?
    Visit Moving Beyond ALS Facebook Page

More Race Highlights

2018

  • Fly By Night Duathlon – 4th in AG
  • Rock the Ridge 50-Mile Run
  • Terry Laughlin Celebration Swim (0.8 Mile Butterfly technique)
  • Cayuga Trail 50-Mile Run – 1st in AG
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon Olympic – 2nd in AG (2 weeks after CT 50M)
  • Twisted Branch 100K Run – 1st in AG (2 weeks after CL Triathlon)
  • Survival of the Shawangunks – 3rd in AG (3 weeks after Twisted Branch)
  • Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon – 2nd in AG (out of 2) (3 weeks after S.O.S.)

2017

  • Fly By Night Duathlon – 2nd in AG
  • Cayuga Trails 50-mile Run – 2nd in AG (uh, out of two)
  • Keuka Lake Olympic Triathlon – 2nd in AG (8 days after CT-50-mile)
  • Musselman Sprint Triathlon – 2nd in AG
  • Musselman Half-Iron – 2nd in AG (one day after Sprint)
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon Olympic – 1st in AG
  • Survival of the Shawangunks – 2nd in AG
  • Savageman 70.0 (Half Iron) – 2nd in AG (7 days after S.O.S.)
  • Danby Down & Dirty 20K Trail Run – 1st in AG
  • JFK 50-Mile Run
  • NCR Trail Marathon (7 days after JFK)
  • Devil Dog 100K Trail Run (7 days after NCR)

US Masters Swim Meet @ Ithaca College (6 days after Devil Dog), in honor of Terry Laughlin:

  • 200 Butterfly
  • 400 Individual Medley
  • 200 Individual Medley
  • 200 Backstroke
  • 200 Breaststroke

2016

  • Cayuga Trails Marathon
  • “Moving Beyond ALS” Kaizen-durance 500: 12-mile swim, 400-mile bike, 88-mile “run”, 99 hours, over $8600 raised for ALS Association (15-19 June, started 11 days after CT Marathon)
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon
  • JFK 50-Mile Run
  • NCR Trail Marathon (7 days after JFK)

2015

  • Cayuga Trails 50-Mile Run
  • Trans Mass Ultra “Moving Beyond A.L.S.”
    • Day 1: 6.3-mile swim, 94-mile bike
    • Day 2: 137-mile bike
    • Day 3: 60-mile run
  • Oregon Double Iron: 4th place male: 38 hours, 14 minutes, (oldest finisher in its 2-year history)
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon (Olympic Distance): 3rd in AG (2 weeks after OR Double)
  • Survival of the Shawangunks: 3rd in AG
  • Virgil Crest 50-Mile Run (Finished!) Over 11,000 feet of elevation gain/loss
  • 2015 Autumn Run Spree:
    • 21 Nov: JFK 50-Mile Run
    • 28 Nov: NCR Trail Marathon
  • 05-06 Dec: Hitchcock 100-Mile Run (oldest finisher) 20,000 feet of elevation gain/loss, 17 finishers/50 starters

2014

  • Spring Dual Against CF Sprint Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Fly By Night Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Columbia Triathlon (4th in AG)
  • USAT Long Course Tri National Championship (8th in AG)
  • Musselman Half Iron (6th in AG)
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon (6th in AG) (Flatted)
  • Shawangunk Double:
    • 07 Sept: American Zofingen Long Course Duathlon
    • 08 Sept: Survivor of the Shawangunks
  • XTERRA Epic ASP (2nd in AG, oldest finisher)
  • 2014 Autumn Run Spree:
    • 22 Nov: JFK 50-Mile
    • 29 Nov: NCR Trail Marathon

2013

  • Ithaca Skunk Cabbage 10K (3rd in AG)
  • Spring Dual Against CF Sprint Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Ithaca “Tri for the Y” (Sprint Tri) (1st in AG)
  • Columbia Triathlon (Olympic Distance) (6th in AG)
  • Keuka Lake Triathlon (Olympic Distance) (2nd in AG)
  • Blackfly Challenge MTB Race (40 mile)
  • New England Trifest (Olympic Distance) (1st in AG)
  • Musselman Half Iron (4th in AG)
  • Wilderness 101 MTB Race (101 mile) Finished! (Whew!)
  • Cayuga Lake Triathlon (1st in AG)
  • Peasantman “Steel” Tri (144.6) (1st in AG – OK, there were only 2 of us!)
  • Survivor of the Shawangunks – SOS (2nd in AG)
  • Savageman Half Iron (7th in AG, 7 days after SOS)
  • USAT Long Course Tri National Championship (5th in AG)
  • USAT All-American

2012

  • Spring Dual Against CF Sprint Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Fly By Night Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Keuka Lake Triathlon (2nd in AG)
  • Mussselman Half Iron (1st in AG)
  • USAT Olympic Distance AG Nationals (20th in AG)
  • 2012 Triple Ultra: 3 multi-day ultra triathlons in 30 days:
    • Shawangunk Double
    • Zendurance Ultra Tri Camp
    • Virginia Triple Iron (Shawangunk Double: American Zofingen Duathlon & Survival of the Shawangunks on consecutive days, 2nd in AG at SOS)
  • NCR Trail Marathon (Boston qualifying time)
  • USAT Honorable Mention

2011

  • Spring Dual Against CF Sprint Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • American Zofingen Middle Distance Duathlon (4th in AG) (Broke toe early in race)
  • Musselman Half Iron (4th in AG)
  • Shawangunk Double
    • Day 1: American Zofingen Long Course Duathlon (5M trail run, 84M bike, 15M trail run)
    • Day 2: Survivor of the Shawangunks
  • USAT Long Course Nationals (6th in AG)
  • JFK 50-Mile Run
  • NCR Trail Marathon (7 days after JFK)
  • USAT Honorable Mention

2010

  • American Zofingen Middle Distance Duathlon (1st in AG)
  • Musselman Half Iron (4th in AG)
  • ITU Long Course Tri World Championship (Immenstadt Germany)
  • Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS)
  • Virginia Double Iron
  • USAT All American

2009

  • American Zofingen Long Course Duathlon (2nd in AG)
  • Rev3 Half Iron (2nd in AG)
  • USAT Long Course Nationals (4th in AG)
  • USAT Honorable Mention

2008

  • Mooseman Half Iron (4th in AG)
  • Musselman Half Iron (1st in AG)
  • ITU Long Course Tri World Championship (8th in AG)
  • USAT All-American

2007

  • Mooseman Half Iron (4th in AG)
  • Lake Placid Ironman (19th in AG)
  • USMS 2-Mile Swim National Championship (5th in AG)
  • 24-Hour Triathlon (8M swim, 141M bike, 45M run) (1st in AG)
  • Virginia Double Iron
  • JFK 50-Mile run
  • NCR Trail Marathon (7 days after JFK)

2006

  • Lake Placid Loppet 50K (first nordic ski race)
  • Lake Placid Ironman
  • Ultraman Hawaii World Championship (12th OA, 5th in AG)

2005

  • X-Terra East Coast Championship (7th in AG)
  • Odyssey Off-Road Half Iron (1st in AG)
  • JFK 50-Mile Run

2004

  • Lake Placid Ironman (first person to complete an Ironman on PowerCranks)
  • 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike Race (4th OA, 1st in AG)
  • Adirondack Marathon

2002

  • Kona Marathon
  • Lavaman Tri
  • Keauhou Half Iron (Qualified for Hawaii)
  • Hawaii Ironman

2001

  • Lavaman Tri (2nd in AG)
  • Keauhou Half Iron (Qualified for Hawaii)

2000

  • Lavaman Tri (2nd in AG)
  • Brasil Ironman (9th in AG)
  • Hilo-Volcano Ultramarathon

1999

  • 100K Ultra Marathon
  • Keauhou Half Iron (Qualified for Hawaii)
  • Hawaii Ironman

1998

  • Run to the Sun Ultra Marathon
  • Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness Marathon
  • Peaman Thanksgiving Day Triathlon (first triathlon)

1997

  • Honolulu Marathon (first marathon)
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