Friday, May 03, 2013
Now that our charming, superhero Tony Stark has returned to save us, again, from the dastardly evil doers who aim to overthrow our world with riotous intentions of worldly destruction, we are reminded that Iron Man rocks! And, what also rocks is that Montgomery County has its own Iron Man…a.k.a. as Jonathan Smink. Jon spends his working hours, along with his colleagues Jeremy and Larry, keeping the Germantown Indoor Aquatic Center running smoothly.
However, outside of work, Jon is the Montgomery County Recreation Ironman! Becoming an Ironman is not a simple feat; in fact, the rare athlete that makes it to the finish line has trained hard, remained dedicated and persevered to become Ironman. Spoken plainly, becoming an Ironman is real hard work! Ironman is a grueling intense competition only accomplished by the most dedicated athlete. An athlete that completes the Ironman Triathlon will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles. Worth mentioning, is that this takes place in a meager 17 hours, not a full day, not a full year.
Jon achieved the ultimate goal of becoming Ironman in November 2011. Now that Jon has reached the goal, accomplished the intense training regiment, and pushed himself to exceed normal limits, when asked what Jon is working toward he said, “I am going to try for it again.
All of the luck to Jon as he trains for the Lake Placid Ironman competition in July 2013!
POSTED: 11:27:00 AM