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Iron Cowboy update: 30 down, but injury hangs over 100 in 100 attempt

Canadian endurance athlete completes 30 full-distance races in first 30 days of March

Photo by: ironcowboy.com

Earlier this week we posted a story about James Lawrence, the “Iron Cowboy,” who is attempting to complete 100 Ironmans in 100 days. This feat will double the 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 states that Lawrence completed in 2015, a feat which was documented in the documentary Iron  Cowboy- the story of the 50-50-50, and also in a book titled Iron Cowboy – Redefine the Impossible.

Yesterday Lawrence completed his 30th straight full-distance day, but the effort has become more of a challenge due to issues the 44-year-old is having with his shin. He’s wearing a “carbon plated brace” and has been forced to walk the marathon portion of each of his full-distance efforts. According to a tweet, “he’s struggling with having to walk, but understands that he needs to be very patient with this healing process,” and hopes to be able to resume running in late April.

Originally from Canada, Lawrence lives in Utah with his wife and five children. For the 100 x 100 challenge he is doing all the events in Utah. Fans are able to join in for each day’s activity, with the courses posted on ironcowboy.com. The day’s begin with the swim at 5:30 AM, with the bike going at 7 AM and the run starting between 2:30 and 3:15.

You can follow Lawrence’s progress on his Instagram page ironcowboyjames.