Category Archives: Triathlon

For Me, It All Started With The NMT

Ten years ago today, on September 14, 2003, I found myself on Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA, among a group of other men donning red swim caps as we waited with nervous anticipation for the signal that would send us … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Tri, Tri Again!

Vineman, Sonoma County, CA: July 30, 2011   The more I read and heard about Ironman St. George during the course of my training for it, the more I realized that finishing that race was going to be a serious … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Courage

Ironman St. George: May 7, 2011 Three years after my first attempt at completing an Ironman, I found myself on the beach of Sand Hollow Reservoir this past Saturday, about to get into the water to begin Ironman St. George.  … Continue reading

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Lew Hollander completed the Ironman World Championship race in Kona last night in 15:48:40, well over an hour before the midnight cut-off.  Oh, and he’s 80 years old.  I guess this means I have no good excuse now not to … Continue reading

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The Most Athletic Day Of My Life

Note: The post that follows was written in April 2008, when the events of the day were still fresh in my mind. Ironman Arizona: April 13, 2008 It was somewhere around 6:40am when I jumped into Tempe Town Lake.  It … Continue reading

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Mr. Hollander’s Opus: An Ironman At 80

“It’s one step after another, you know, and you just keep going.  And that’s what life is.  One little barrier they keep throwin’…Somebody upstairs just keeps throwing these barriers in front of you, and you just keep hopping over them, … Continue reading

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