5 great stories, athletes and inspirations at Newton, 2pm Friday

By Bill Plock

In one place, at one time, you will have a chance to hear about five amazing people, how they approach life, triathlons, and how they shape the experiences of fellow athletes and fans. Maybe there will be some good tips for those racing Sunday! Newton Running is hosting this opportunity to hear these stories at 2pm at their store at 3655 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

The panel of athletes includes:

Craig Alexander, three-time world IRONMAN World Champion. Learn about his path and what’s it’s like to win it all.

Chris McDonald, multi-time Ironman champion and founder of Big Sexy Racing. Learn about his journey to becoming a champion and who he transformed himself and wanted to inspire others.

The Pease brothers–the team of brothers who conquered Kona last year. Kyle has cerebral palsy and Brent pulls him in the swim, on bike trailer and pushes him in the run. Check out this ARTICLE

Andrea Ramos, from Mexico and of “Mortal Athlete” is part of a movement to involve others in sport and share her passion.

Newton’s own Andrew Maxwell will lead the panel and there will be time for some Q & A. I asked Andrew what he most hopes to learn tomorrow and he said, “I want to really find out their why and what legacy they hope to leave behind in this sport we all love.”

Should be fun, and there will be some prizes and raffles, get there early!