Stephen Brown, a YCI Board Member since 2005 and our current Board Chair and President, is doing the Ironman in Germany… and he will be supporting YCI while doing it! The July 8th race in Roth, Germany will Stephen’s first full Ironman. The race is steeped in Ironman history and attracts 150,000 spectators. While he gets ready for the big event, he will be raising funds for YCI through his online donation page.
When he tore his Achilles tendon 4 years ago, Stephen started rehab on a stationary bike as part of his physiotherapy, moving quickly to a mountain and then a road bike. After watching his wife compete as part of a team in a triathlon event, he decided to try it. At that point his biggest problem was that he could not swim anywhere near the distance required. After training in the pool to build the stamina to swim a few kilometres, Stephen survived the chaotic swim starts to complete 10 triathlons.
After completing an excruciating half Ironman in five and half hours, Steve decide if he was going to do it again he would have to get serious. Last summer he signed up with a triathlon coach and has been working hard in preparation for his first full Ironman. Stephen hopes to complete the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2 km run in about 11 hours. His family will be in Germany to support him, but you can show your support by helping him raise money for YCI.