Many of our club members, physical therapists, employees and sponsored athletes will convene on Augusta, GA.
Sunday¬†September¬†26, 2010 is the half ironman¬†competition. The event consists of a 1.2 miles river swim followed by a 56 mile bike ride into South Carolina and ending with an Augusta loop run of 13.1 miles.
PT Solutions team will be there in full force chearing our athletes on. For many this is the culmination of 7-8 months of training and countless hours of work. We look forward to seeing our fellow athletes and spectators from around the country and southeast in Augusta. This time it is just not for the Masters Golf Tournament.
Steve Locke knows the Ironman experience.¬† Steve has been training for about 9 years for this moment.¬† At the August 2010 Louisville, KY Ironman, Steve finally realized his dreams.¬† He qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii to be held in October.
Steve has felt the jubilation of completing his first Ironman and pulling out of an Ironman event during the run due to injury.¬† Qualifying in 2010 is not an easy venture.¬† Only the top 5%-7% of individuals in each age group¬†qualify.¬† Each qualifier must first finish the Ironman race around the world and then be within the top 5% of their age group.
For Steve, the Louisville Ironman meant he had to finish in the top 5 of 377 in his age group.¬† So it is quite an honor for PT Solutions to watch him travel to Hawaii, turn around in 6 short weeks to do another Ironman.¬† Steve has overcome many things to reach his goal.¬† Like most non-professional triathlete, Steve has had to balance training with his career and family and overcome multiple injuries to reach the start line.
Congratulations Steve, we will be there with you as you tread water leading to canon start in Kona in October.¬†¬†We are also proud that¬†PT Solutions¬†has played some tiny part in helping you get there.