This post could have a lot of different titles. "Old School," "We're Not Worthy," "Double Tough," and "It Takes All Kinds" are some of the options I considered. They all apply, and the reasons why will become quite apparent.
There are a couple of notable items about Joe on the bike. First, note that he is on an old school road bike. No aero bars. No aero fork. One water bottle cage. For that matter, a close look at the pedals will reveal that not only aren't they clipless, they appear to be cageless.
Joe didn't change much for the run. He traded his cycling helmet in for the Ironman hat, and may have switched shirts. He wore the same jean shorts from the bike onto the run. And he kept moving.
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.