Okay, I have a confession to make. Past comments that I never dreamed of becoming an Ironman until the very recent past aren't quite accurate. There was a time when I was younger when I wanted nothing more than to be an Ironman. More specifically, I wanted to be THE Ironman. Of all the superheros from my childhood, Ironman was always tops.
Let's face it, Ironman could do everything. Start with the nearly indestructable exoskeleton. Add the ability to fly via thrusters in his boots. Top it all off with the various beams he could shoot from different parts of his outfit. Ironman was the coolest. It didn't hurt that he was friends with some of the other mega-cool superheros of the day.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.