The beginning story behind my running, Ironman Triathlon and Ultrarunning events. 230+ Marathons, Ultramarathons and Ironman Triathlons in 5 years and still going. Motivation to keep going no matter what the odds. They laughed at me when I said I wanted to start running at 315lbs. They laughed when I said I would drop the weight to do it. They told me after the cancer, the arthritis and after tearing my ankle tendon completely off the bone, I would never run distances over 5 miles. They laughed when I said how inspired I was by running. They laughed when I said I would do a marathon just to try and feel better. They laughed at me. They will laugh at you. Let them laugh 315lbs to 195lbs in 6 months to do my first marathon in 2011. 4 Ironmans including St. George and Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2011 123 Mile Run – New Years Eve 2014 At 6’4″ 240lbs, 1st place male 50 mile ultramarathon 2015 The warm up is over. Only those who risk going too far, can ever possibly know how far one can go.