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American sets world record by competing in 50 triathlons, in 50 states, in 50 days

This is some dude

Some of us walk the treadmill. Others, a lazy cycle.

For American James Lawrence however, it was time to step things up. On Saturday, Lawrence set a world record by completing his 50th full course ironman triathlon across 50 states in 50 days.

Yes you read that correctly. 50 triathlons. 50 states. 50 days. WHAT.

Lawrence has been pushing himself to the limit by swimming nearly 4km, cycling 180km and then running 42km everyday for 50 days.

But what on earth possessed him to do it?

"It's for my children. Everything I do, I do for them. I try to set examples for them. I try to set big goals and accomplish them," Lawrence said. "I want to be around for them as long as I can, and this is my motivation to get up and do those things."

On top of showcasing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to his own children, Lawrence hopes to spread the word to families everywhere about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and to make us all feel extra lazy, this isn't even Lawrence's first record.

Dubbed the Iron Cowboy, he also held the record for most ironman races completed in a year, and also one for the most ultra-distance triathlons in one year.

H/T Fox 13 Now


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