Sunday, September 9, 2007

Race Picture Two: Jeff and Dave

Check out these two handsome fellas: Dave Margolin and Jeff Schultz. Not sure if they are about to start a swim race or if they are headed to Boy's Town in Chicago for a date together but I will give them the benefit of the doubt and say they are about to start a swim.

Dave, like Todd, is one of my Michigan buddies and one of my closest friends on the planet. When I was going through all my cancer stuff, Dave was there like no one else. Dave is also one of my personal heroes. He was born with club feet which are very painful and prevent him from running. That hasn't stopped him from living his life though, and he's turned himself into a hell of a swimmer and biker. A nicer guy you'll never meet.

Jeff was originally my client, dating back to my early Chicago days. We hit it off great and over the years have become very close friends. I fear I might have gotten Jeff into this crazy sport of triathlon and he's now in deep: in just his second year of doing triathlons he finished Ironman Wisconsin and this year he had a breakthrough season in which he's consistently finished at the top of his age group. Next April Jeff will take on Ironman Wisconsin. Jeff wins the nut of the weekend award: yesterday he swam 1.5 and ran 10 and today he biked 40.

Way to go, boys!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Actually, it's Ironman Arizona in April, but, who's counting. ;-) Actually, that picture was after the race. I will say, that was one of the best lake swims ever. 78 degree air temp, low wind, not a cloud in the sky and 72 degree water temp. A few spots with crowds but mostly open swimming. And, nobody drowned. Can't beat that!