|04/18/2021||Ironman 70.3 Florida|
Clermont, Florida | https://carstenrieger.com/ironman-carsten-rieger
|Bucket List Race||Currently 18 x IRONMAN - IRONMAN World Championships Kailua-Kona, Hawaii|
|Post-Race Drink||OWYN plant-based protein - Cold Brew Coffee|
|Off-Day Activity||Travelling out West USA, Caribbean, South Africa, Europe: For short getaways I love going with my tiny camper to State Parks in FL, GA, TN, SC, NC|
** 18th IRONMAN..
Wow, to think that this journey began with a dream. An ambitious dream, to hopefully one day attempt to test my spirit, willpower, strength and fitness stamina to successfully complete one full Ironman 140.6 mile triathlon.
I am self coached. My first triathlon ever was the inaugural Ironman 70.3 New Orleans and my third triathlon ever was Ironman Florida 140.6. Personally I love the challenge of the full Ironman distance and focus on long course racing only.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I could accomplish such a goal multiple times... Humbled, and a heart filled with endless gratitude is an understatement. I find it a gracious privilege to compete on a global stage alongside some of the most talented and gifted athletes of all time is a life changing experience, a journey of stories filled with joy, love and passion for the sport of Ironman racing that I never knew existed. Stories of adversities, hunger to win, success and a burning flame to always do the very best is what fills my heart with happiness, giving me a purpose and a meaning to value life and the wonderful athletes, support systems and the many thousands of volunteers that make this sport possible. Thank you for sharing your time, passion and in doing so allowing me to pursue my dream..!! ~
With a dream, a passion to succeed, motivation, self-belief and perseverance, and relentless hard work … anything is possible if you TRI ..!!..SMILES..!!! ~ Carsten Rieger :)