07
Oct
08

Wall Street Exec and Crash Survivor Trains for Kona

Ten years ago Mr. Morgan wasn’t even sure if he’d ever walk again. A plane crash left him with two broken vertebrae in his neck and 30 percent of his body covered in burns. “I had a 50-50 shot at life,” Mr. Morgan recalls. “I had to learn everything all over again — how to brush my teeth, walk, go to the bathroom.” Mr. Morgan’s entire left arm was burned except for one spot. “I have a complete outline where my Timex Ironman watch was. It is the only spot on my arm where I have hair.”

That’s from an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled
Crash Survivor Scores Rare Triathlon Invite. Definitely an interesting article on one man’s experience training for the Ironman in Kona and worth the read. Includes details about his training regimen, diet, fitting his training in with the rest of his life, etc.