Ironman 70.3 Austin

peyton ironmanA 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 next August at Ironman Boulder 140.6. Another story of another Jaywalker Alum living the reality that in recovery, “anything is possible!”

Brendon Kerton

Landing Program Supervisor

Jaywalker Lodge

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