This weekend I attended the Ironman Arizona event in Tempe.
Attending an Ironman event doesn’t leave one short on inspirational stories to take home with them. The culture around these events and the people participating, volunteering, and watching all feed into the energy and inspiration one feels when attending.
You have individuals that lost over a hundred pounds while training for the event. People that knew that they needed to change their lifestyle and did it by preparing for an Ironman.
You have the individuals pushing through walls both physical and mental with the help of complete strangers.
People shaving off massive amounts of time and achieving their personal best, including my cousin who shaved an entire hour off of his time and finished 3 minutes earlier than his goal time.
There are entire families running the event together creating a group of athletes that span generations including a 77 year old competitor entering their THIRD Ironman event of the year.
All of these stories are awe inspiring and inspirational in their own right but the one story that everyone at the event was connected to and the one competitor we were all watching was Rudy Garcia-Tolson. Rudy has been profiled by Ironman.com and has an absolutely amazing story.
We’d like to congratulate Rudy and all the competitors from Ironman Arizona.
Just a little heads up about our brand event this week. Dakine is our partner and because of the holiday we are expanding the event by a few days with it running through Sunday.
Remember the event starts at 9am PST on Wednesday. So make sure you get in early. As always this is a members only event. If you don’t have a membership to the Clymb send us a Tweet on Twitter or you can e‑mail me directly at kevin.p [@] theclymb.com.