John’s road to the Ironman finish line started long before the race’s starting gun, and he’s had to overcome more than just the demanding training to compete in this grueling 140.6-mile race.
John was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a senior in high school. He hasn’t let the seizures slow him down. For more than four years he has been regularly competing in sprint and olympic triathlons. He has also completed two Ironmans and an Ironman 70.3.
For his training he relies on the lightweight 12oz sport bottle to keep his water cold during his long runs, and the 24oz sport bottles to keep him going on his rides. As a member of the extended Polar Bottle® family– he works at Polar Bottle alongside his father, aunt and cousins — he has used our bottles for his whole life.
“Staying hydrated, I’ve found, is particularly important during triathlons,” John shared. “This is an endurance sport. You don’t stop and if you don’t stay hydrated you won’t finish.”
“It fits in my bike cage, holds enough to keep me hydrated on a long ride, and keeps my water colder longer. It’s the seemingly little things – like cold water – that often make the biggest difference in an endurance race.”