My name is Michael Simpson and having dreamt of completing an Ironman triathlon all my life. When Ironman Texas (2011) was announced I decided to finally do it. This is slightly complicated by the fact that I’ve been around 325lbs (6ft) for the past eight years or so. I’ve set two goals, lose weight, and complete an Ironman. Enjoy the show!
Update! – I made it! Finishing in 16:55:18, it was close, but I got it done. Ironman Texas was the single most fun I’ve ever had that was just for me. Post IMTX I’m slightly bummed that I don’t have the money to do it next year. Oh well.
Update #2: I’m in for Ironman Texas 2012.
Glad you found the money to do it again! They’re so addicting. Good luck