My cousin, Tom has a brain tumor. It is him in the photo. He had it then.
He did 3 Ironman Triathlons that year. This (the second after Australia) was to qualify for Hawaii, which he did and he wanted to get under 10hrs, which he did. He also raised over $250, 000 for cancer research doing those races.
Tom is currently in a hospice in Calgary and I was fortunate to visit him last week.
To complete an Ironman Triathlon is to do more in one race than what a lot of people accomplish in a lifetime.
I am very proud of and inspired by my cousin Tom and love him very much.