How long do you think it would take you to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles? Andy Potts did it last weekend in 8:24:40 (the eight being hours), winning the elite world-class Ironman Coeur d’Alene in Idaho.
Andy is a world-class triathlete known around the world for his versatility and accomplishments. You may recognize the name Andy Potts from the Olympics in Athens, Greece. Since then, he’s been setting course records and winning races around the world, including Escape from Alcatraz and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship (which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run).
I spoke with Andy Potts this week to congratulate him on his big win at Coeur d’Alene. He said, “Really pumped about my first Ironman win. I’ve made some changes to my training this year and they have paid off.” I think we’re lucky to have athletes and people like Andy, whose motto is “live your dreams.”
You won’t want to miss Andy Potts’s next race, so check out his website, www.andypottstri.com. Or you may want to enter a race with him. I’m sure he would be thrilled. He may beat you to the finish line, but knowing Andy, I bet he’d be the first one to congratulate you when you get there.