Emily Abbate & James Lawrence , Hurdle

172. James Lawrence, Endurance Athlete Known As 'The Iron Cowboy'

16 Aug 2021 • 61 min • EN
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Father-of-five James Lawrence made headlines earlier this summer by doing something he called the Conquer 100, which involved him completing 101 Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile/3.9km swim, 112 mile/180.2km bike, 26.2 mile/42km run) in 101 consecutive days — raising money for a local charity, Operation Underground Railroad. This wasn't the first time he did something this intense. The Utah native's been breaking World Records for years now. Back in 2015, he completed 50 triathlons in 50 days — in 50 different states (all while averaging less than 5 hours of sleep per night). However, back in 2008, life was a completely different story. In 2008, his family lost everything in the recession including their house, and to make ends meet the seven of them moved into a small one-bedroom apartment. He talks to me about how sport helped him overcome this devastation, how he preps for these challenges today, what his team looks like, how he recovers, and so much more. There’s no doubting that the through-line here is that with determination and grit, anything is possible. SOCIAL @ironcowboyjames @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Inside Tracker | Get 25% off the entire InsideTracker store at InsideTracker.com/hurdle JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP LEAVE ME A VOICE MESSAGE! Whether you just want to say hi or have a question you want to ask, I’d love to hear from you! Bonus: Your listener question could be answered in an upcoming episode of the show! P.S. No topics are off limits. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hurdle/message

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