Wounded Marine Preparing To Become Ironman

Eric McElvenny had a simple reason to train for the Ironman Triathlon. “What I had to do was figure out what my new normal was and get used to it. And I did,” McElvenny said. But you can’t really use the word normal to describe McElvenny. Normal wouldn’t describe someone who volunteers for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, loses a leg below the knee after stepping on an I-E-D during patrol and used an Ironman as motivation to recover from his injury.

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