‘Ironman’ Tim Iyoob Raises Almost $1,300 for the Foundation
“There can be no keener revelation of society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~Nelson Mandela
Tim, the BUCA Contact Center Manager for Bright Horizons in the Broomfield, CO, office, trained for the event for six months with special training 90 days before.
“The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is important to me, because I believe the children are our future. We must build strong children by supporting and developing them as much as we can,” says Tim. “The most important and inspirational part of my training was knowing every day that I walked out the door for a workout, I was making a difference in the lives of children across the USA.”
Tim completed the half ironman – a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run – in 7 hours, 50 minutes, and 12 seconds.
“The swim was my most favorite part of the race and was rather easy for me,” says Tim. “The beautiful scenery of Colorado kept my mind off of any tiredness I was feeling during the bike ride.”
“I had trained quite a bit to run 13+ miles, but didn’t expect for my legs to be as tired as they were going into the run. It was a constant mind game during the run to keep moving forward and not quit.”
Tim, who plans to complete the Boulder Half Ironman again in 2015, said that what motivated him to keep moving forward during the run was remembering the funds he had raised and all of the positive comments that co-workers had shared. “I would like to thank each and every person that donated or sent motivating words my way!”