Dr. Joseph Maroon, a devoted Total Immersion Swimmer & Ironman Triathlete was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal:

“I’m in the lava fields and I started walking. I was ready to quit,” he says of the Oct. 9 race. Then he heard a “click, click, click” sound behind him and a competitor laid a hand on his shoulder, telling him not to give up.

“When the guy passed, I realized he had two prosthetic legs. I mean, how can you not be inspired to keep going?” says Dr. Maroon, a neurosurgeon.

Joe is an inspiration to me and a joy to coach in swimming. His eagerness to practice for the sake of continuous improvement is something you rarely find and certainly something you can’t teach. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Joe one on one and look forward to more swim sessions this year.

Here is the link to the full article:

Training for Ironman Triathlons at Age 70

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