What was the Iron Cowboy’s toughest Ironman?


James Lawrence, the Iron Cowboy, is at it again, taking on some of the toughest Iron-distance triathlons in the world. This summer he is doing a series of 4 extreme iron distance events – some of the toughest in the world. These races feature a swim in frigid alpine waters, bike courses with 6,000-10,000 feet of climbing, and run courses that finish at the summit of a mountain.

Iron Cowboy battling the run at the Celtman

Iron Cowboy battling the run at the Celtman

The Celtman Extreme Triathlon was the first of these races and the Iron Cowboy said it was the toughest Ironman he has ever done and his upcoming races may be even tougher.

Here’s what he had to say about the Celtman: “Scotland’s Celtman was easily the toughest Ironman I have ever done and they say SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon next week is even tougher. Hands down the coldest swim, prettiest bike and toughest run, ever. The winds were brutal, the rain was constant and terrain was unpredictable. Soaked and chilled to the bone.”

James Lawrence is known for doing extreme sports. 2 years ago he completed the epic 50.50.50 – 50 Ironman distance triathlons in 50 different states in 50 consecutive days. This spring he took a Fezzari Solitude to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Now he’s out completing 4 extreme Ironman distance triathlons that many have said are impossible to do consecutively. Doubters say there isn’t enough recovery time between the races. James responds, “I get a whole week of recovery between each of these. Doing the 50.50.50 I didn’t have any recovery time – a new one started the next day.”

Good luck on your upcoming races Iron Cowboy.

What bike did the Iron Cowboy pick for these races? The Foré CR5

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