At the 6th issue of our digital magazine (greek edition) and second of the english edition we’ ll have the honour to present an exclusive interview from the athlete who “almost died” and only one year after he has many chances to win the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii, altough this year Kona it’s not one of his “sport destinations”. Whenever he steps in Hawai it will be very difficult to be beaten.
Jordan Rapp was one of the best Ironman athletes on earth until the moment he had a terrible accident that had threatened his life. To be able to do sports after this accident is a miracle by itself…But Jordan is very…very exceptional athlete and a unique personality. Altough he almost lost his life, he wanted to compete again and he wanted to compete at the highest level. He did it. He won Ironman Canada and right now he is probably the biggest threat to Europeans and Australians in any race he will be present, Kona included.
Jordan was born on July 28, 1980 in Sleepy Hollow, NY (about 60km north of New York City). He was involved with sports from an early age, playing recreational soccer, basketball, baseball, and many other sports. During his high school years he was most involved in lacrosse and squash. Then during college, he began endurance sports when he discovered rowing. He has started to get involved with triathlon when he got injured rowing and was looking for a way to stay active and fit while taking a break from crew. His biggest achievements are Ironman Canada winner (2011 & 2009) and Ironman Arizona winner (2009), where he set both the bike and overall course records. He is married to Jill Savege, and they gave birth to their first child, Quentin Thomas Rapp, on June 21st, 2011.
Read his interview and get inspired…
Read his interview and learn what it takes to be a top athlete in Ironman.