Chad's Before Picture at
464 Pounds

Hi, my name is Chad Soileau & in March 2006 I weighed 464 pounds. 464 will always hold a special place in my heart because it was this number that made me realize that unless I made some drastic changes in my life I wasn't going to be around in 5 years. I have since lost over 260 pounds and live a healthy active lifestyle by running, cycling, swimming, weightlifting and boxing on a daily basis. 

Chad's After Picture at
215 Pounds

Chad has completed over 50 races since the beginning of 2008.   Listed below are upcoming races for the 2015 season as well as the recent completed races.

Louisiana Triathlon
(May 2017)
River Cities Tri
(August 2016)
Escape from Alzatraz Triathlon
(June 11, 2017)
Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon
(April 2016)
  New York City Marathon
(November 2017)
River Cities Tri
(August 2015)
Ford Ironman World Championship,
Kona, HI
(October 2016)  :)
Heart O' Dixie Tri
(July 2015)
    Louisiana Tri
(May 2015)
    Galveston 5150
(November 2013)
    Disney World Goofy Marathon (GOAL EVENT!)
(January 12 & 13 2013)
    Heatwave Triathlon
(June 2012)
    Ironman Coeur d'Alene
(27 June 2010)
    Ironman World Championship 70.3
(14 November 2009)

Click here for the Race Reports


Chad and his story have been featured on numerous local and national venues including the NBC Sports broadcast of the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, the feature athlete motivational story on NBC's broadcast of the 2010 Ironman Coeur d' Aelene broadcast, the feature story with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN, the Gatorade reality show "Quest for G", Triathlete Magazine, New Orleans Times Picayune and The Baton Rouge Advocate.  The latest news and media events are listed below:

  • 27 March 2015 - Ramping up for an exciting start of the season on Sunday at the New Orleans Olympic distance tri.   I'm nowhere even close to being 'ready' but I'll be happy to be out on a course racing on familiar territory at that!   When I trained for the Ironman New Orleans 70.3 years ago I trained exclusively on the stretch of road that the bike course is on.
  • 23 March 2015 - Close to 5 years since my last 'post'!  Lots of new 'life challenges' but it's time to get back in the game.  I'm looking forward to new challenges and an exciting season!
  • 13 June 2010 - Chad Soileau and the story of Team 464 was profiled on the NBC broadcast of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 presented by Ford.
    Click here to view a piece of the promo video
  • 11 June 2010 - featured Chad and his story to promote the airing of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 on NBC on 13 June 2010.
    Click here to view the article at

CLICK HERE for the media & news archive

Your support allows me to pursue my dreams on and off the race course and most importantly to raise awareness to the obesity epidemic worldwide!  

4th Dimension Fitness
Triathlon Coaching & Personal Training by William Jones