If you haven’t been paying attention to the news recently, a man by the name of James Lawrence, IronCowboy to be exact, has been completing an ironman race a day. Yes, you read that correctly. He is completing 50 full triathlons in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states.
James, started this journey in Hawaii on June 6th, and has been making his way across the country, completing an Ironman, that’s 140.6 miles, in every state.
He has been documenting his journey via facebook, twitter, and Instagram as well as online in an order to bring awareness to America’s health awareness. In partnership with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, an international foundation, he is donating 100% of the funds to help promote a passion for healthy and nutritious food while making better lifestyle decisions. His goal, when he is all done, is to have raised $1 million dollars to fight the obesity crisis. Want to donate or check out where that money will go? Visit Ironcowboy.co.
During the evenings, he either sleeps in a camper or a hotel/motel. Then his crew team drives him to the next state or he flies there to begin the 2.4-mile swim, the 112-mile bike, and the marathon all over again. Each day there is also a group of people who run the last 5K of the marathon with him. James encourages anyone to come out and swim, bike or run with him during the day, any portion of mileage and many people have joined him throughout his journey.
His goal to complete an ironman in each state has now reached into the single digits meaning he is currently completing his 43nd state in Iowa and has 7 days to go. He will end his journey in Provo, Utah on Saturday July 25th. His total mileage, when he is done, will be 7,030 miles.
James is not only proving that the impossible IS POSSIBLE, but he is doing this to raise awareness for an important cause. Being active and staying healthy is critical to living a healthy life. He is proving that anything can be done, with a little determination and motivation. Anyone can be active, all it takes is putting one foot in front of the other.