Tuesday, July 28, 2015
James Lawrence earned the nickname the "Iron Cowboy" for wearing a cowboy hat during triathlons so his wife and kids could easily spot him. He already had several records under his belt when he began what, in my opinion, is probably one of the greatest feats of human endurance. This summer Lawrence set out to do a full ironman distance triathlon in every state in 50 days. 50 iron man triathlons. 50 states. 50 days. Almost unimaginable. Well, the Iron Cowboy did it, finishing his 50th race this last weekend in Utah. I suppose it is only a matter of time until somebody does something more impressive but, for now, Lawrence belongs on the Mount Rushmore of ultra-endurance athletes. With his wife and kids along for the entire journey, Lawrence raised money and awareness for combatting childhood obesity, a growing epidemic in the US and other developed countries. Read more about his amazing story below.