Tag: Ironman

You can’t play Triathlon

Peyton - sober living

You can’t play triathlon.  You play soccer, it’s fun.  You play baseball, it’s fun.  But, a Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in pain.  It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top.  What kind of person even wants to endure this? Yesterday Jaywalker’s own Peyton W. finished his first Iron Man in 12 hours, 21 minutes and 36 seconds.  He swam 2.4 miles, road biked 112 miles and ran a full marathon (26.2 miles) while finishing in the top 20% of all finishers! When I asked Peyton how many days he has been sober, he was very clear and told me “961 days, which is 2.62 years.”   Once an IronMan, always an IronMan. Peyton is the sign of a truly determined young man that knows once he sets his mind to something, he will accomplish it and has a lot to…

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Ironman 70.3 Austin

A few weeks ago, one of our very own, Peyton Ward, toed the starting line at Ironman 70.3 Austin. Being relatively new to the sport of triathlon, I’m sure he was experiencing the kind of anxiety that one experiences prior to beginning a 70 plus mile journey done in several hours. Peyton, having already faced the challenge of recovery from addiction, is well equipped to handle experiences outside of his comfort zone. He has put in a ton of work, not only on his recovery from addiction, but also in his level of physical fitness. I am proud of what he has accomplished and had a good feeling about his chances in Austin. I was not disappointed. Peyton crossed the line and grabbed his second 70.3 finisher medallion of the season. This was his last stepping-stone to his ultimate goal of being called an, “Ironman,” which he hopes to accomplish…

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Ironman: Boulder

Approximately 2400 contestants lined up to start the final step of months, if not years of training, sacrifice, and dedication. One of those athletes was our very own, Brendon Kerton. Ahead of him was 140.6 miles consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. The fastest people on the planet take nine plus hours to complete this distance. Few people can say they have crossed the white line at the other end, let alone twice, like Brendon was set out to do. Ironman brings out a very diverse crowd and most athletes have quite a story to tell, Kerton is definitely included in that group. Brendon’s first triathlon was in 2011 which was a half Ironman distance; in 2012 he took on a full distance race at Ironman Texas, and in 2013 he completed another half Ironman in Kansas. Among these he…

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