At 7:04am on November 24th Rotarian Stephen Phair stepped foot into the brisk 63°-degree water of Tempe Town Lake on a journey that would take him 15 hours 29 minutes and 46 seconds to travel 140.6 miles. Stephen’s training started last year requiring 11 to 15 hours per week. Between the swim, bike, and run he was able to train enough to be comfortable on race
day November 24, 2019.  His peak training was swimming just under 2 miles in Bartlett Lake. The biking was100 miles all over the valley and running included many half marathons to get ready for the 26.2 miles in the required full marathon of the Ironman competition.
 
Stephen expressed that through this experience it has been a mindset changer. It took an incredible amount of perseverance to stick to his training and the countless hours he spent training, eating the right foods and planning for this competition. It was a life changing experience to become an Ironman.
 
We are proud of Stephen and so glad to have him as a member of our club.  Congratulations on your outstanding success as an Ironman.  You have proved that Rotarians are People of Action.