Meet Victor, Alonzo, and David, collectively known as V.A.D. All seniors in high school, these three young men have taken on the challenge of training for and then competing in a 70.3 Ironman. They are doing this with no similar experience and no previous training to give them a boost in their preparations. The challenge they’ve taken on is insane – and they’re doing it for a good cause.
For those who don’t know (which included me until about a year ago), a 70.3 Ironman, also know as a Half Ironman, is a triathlon. The boys will have to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles. Their trainer is a veteran triathlete who qualified for the 70.3 Ironman world championships in Las Vegas this past year, so the boys are in good hands in the months leading up to the race. That being said, they certainly have their work cut out for them!