>its never too late to…


it’s not the years in your life that count. its the life in your years!
 ~abe lincoln

Charlie Futrell completed his 100-something-th triathlon the other day – mind you – at the young age of 90!!! jeeez… i got goosebumps just typing that!

talk about an inspiration – this dude’s the ISH!

i aspire to be just like this guy when i’m his age

he’s definitely going in my ‘book of awesomeness’

440 yard swim, 10 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run in 2:18:38
Charlie’s life before becoming a tri-rock-star-of-the-ages was just as admirable. he coached baseball and football and taught politics and phys ed… Slyvester Stalone even had him as an 8th grade teacher
at the age of 72 he entered his first Ironman competition in Hawaii – ya know, just a 2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride and a marathon… in just 17 hours too – placing 1st in his age group for the US and 3rd in the WORLD!

adding more fuel to that fire… he’s got more than 400 road races, 114 triathlons, 2 world records, and 5 national records under his belt, ALLLL accomplished after the age of 60

keep on keepin on dude – you ROCK!

and that he will
he’s got his eye on completing a 10K road race AND a triathlon when he turns 100 years young

2 responses to this post.

  1. […] i know i used this quote the other day, but it just makes so much sense! AND maybe the magnet at my desk reminds me how awesome this quote […]


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