Fall 7 times…
September 13, 2010 § Leave a comment
Nana korobi, ya oki.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
There is a guy that swims on the Masters team that I coach named George. George is 55 and his life goal has been to qualify for the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. (For those of you unfamiliar with an Ironman, it is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run…one right after the other. Absurd.) To qualify for Kona you have to either achieve a certain time or place at specific races. It’s a prestigious race, really difficult to qualify.
2 weeks ago, George completed the Ironman Louisville. He dropped his time by 40 minutes, won his age group, and will be flying to Hawaii in 3 weeks to race at Kona. His marathon time was 3:41, over 20 minutes better than his previous PR.
Louisville was his 8th Ironman.