Andy Funk

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Serial Entrepreneur, Impact Investor, Endurance Athlete, Daddy of Triplets

From Injury to Ironman Triathlon Finish Line

Ironman is the toughest one-day endurance event in the world. It is a long-distance triathlon comprising three back-to-back events, starting with a 2.4- mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and, for the grand finale, a full marathon of 26.2 miles, all in a single day and all without a break. With a race like this comes tons of preparation, no matter what your physical abilities and overall fitness may be like. Some people train for a full year before they are ready to enter an Ironman competition, and even then it doesn’t guarantee that they will finish it within the 17-hour cutoff.

I had never been supercompetitive growing up. I couldn’t have cared less who won in basketball, soccer, or tennis when I was a kid. I always took great care of my body and stayed fit, but going to the gym and looking fit was as far as that ever went. I would have never called myself an athlete until I turned thirty-three, the year I found within myself a person that I never really knew existed.

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