James Lawrence is a record setting triathlete. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and currently lives in Utah. He holds the current world record for the most Ironman-distance triathlons completed within a single calendar year: 30, in 2012.
He also holds the record for the most half-ironman distance triathlons in one year: 22, in 2011. In 2015, he completed 50 ironman-length triathlons in 50 consecutive days, one in each of the 50 US states.
Who is The IronCowboy and What Is 50-50-50?
I am an athlete. I am a husband. I am a proud father of four daughters and a son. I compete in endurance races and Ironman Triathlons. Currently I hold two world record in 70.3 and 140.6 triathlon racing. I am not satisfied. What'snext? The seemingly Impossible…..
50 Ironman courses, 50 consecutive days, through all 50 States.
I dominated the 2012 World Record, smashing it by 10 races, winning 2 titles and placing 2nd in five others. My mind and body actually got stronger as I progressed through the 30 races through 11 countries. I know my limits were not reached in 2012 and want to test the true limits of my mind and body with this new 50 - 50- 50 challenge. And I want the people of the United States and around the world to join me.
I will test my mind and body beyond what anyone thinks is possible and I invite the entire United States to join me and my family as we race across the country. When I tell someone what I am doing the first thing they say is, "That's impossible, you can't do that"
They also said -
“You can’t do 22 half ironman 70.3 races in 30 weeks!”
YES I CAN, and I DID!! (Guinness World Record)
They also said -
“You can’t do 30 full Ironman 140.6 races in one year!”
YES I CAN, and I DID!! - (Guinness World Record)
Now they Say -
“You can’t do 50 full Ironman 140.6 races 50 Days through 50 States - that is impossible”
YES I CAN, and I WILL.. Only this time I want to inspire the nation to join me.
Written by Robert Brus