It purports to be about people who are made of iron. But as the video shows, it’s not just about steel. You can hear some of their stories.
It’s a great day in Lake Placid, and the volunteers and the crowds are as dedicated as the athletes. But watching this video, and remembering the times I watched it live as it happened, I am reminded of this: It is about so much more than what it appears.
It is as much about the human spirit as it is the athletic body. And the “Ironman” isn’t the only event in which this is true. Every day people are carrying a burden, or overcoming an injury, or dealing with a demon all the while gasping for breath and in desperate need of encouragement. If you are the “athlete” today, then godspeed. But just as important, if you are the “crowd”, then get out there and cheer someone on. They are depending on you!
A blessed Tuesday