Jon "Blazeman" Blais died on Sunday. Unless you are a triathlete, you probably don't know who he is. He was a special education teacher who contracted ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 2005, he finished what is probably the greatest challenge know to man: The IronMan in Hawaii.
When I first became interested in Triathlons, I saw Jon's story and I knew I was hooked. What I realized, watching him, is that this sport is about more than overcoming adversity, more than pushing your body to new limits. It is about finding yourself.
Jon did. I am. I think his website gets it right: The world is a better place because Jon was in it. Godspeed, Blazeman.