The Video Blog of My Journey to Become an Ironman World Champion

Have you ever dreamed of winning the big race? Gaining the big break in your job or business? As a child did you dream of being on the big stage?

Feeling like I did as a boy I dreamt of winning the NBA title as a Boston Celtic. I feel just like that now only I’m a 61-year-old grandfather. My zest to win has never diminished.

My first Ironman was on April 15, 2007. My fifteenth Ironman was on October 10, 2015, the Ironman World Championship. My only goal in all 15 of these Ironman triathlons was to finish. Thankfully, with the grace of God, I was able to finish.

In 2017, in preparing to race Ironman Arizona in November, I changed my diet in the hopes it would help me lose weight and race faster. Little did I know that it also changed my mindset about racing. The diet elevated my health beyond belief. I had not ever felt this good since I was a young athlete in high school and college. With the great health from the new diet, I no longer just had a goal to finish. I wanted to get back to Kona as a competitor and win my age group’s World Championship!

Below is my first video blog of this quest!

Quest for Kona; Video Blog 001



About the Author Michael Lantz (Big Papa)

The Wellness Warrior™; Health & Leadership/Business Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Author, Ironman Triathlete Helping others live with more health and joy, paying for their dreams and make a difference in the world! Learn more:

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