Costa Rican ISV Project Coordinator completes Ironman 70.3!

by Narelle Webber on Thursday, 23 February 2012

Run leg of 70.3 Ironman (c) used with permission by Pablo Montero

One of the biggest privileges in working with ISV is the incredible international staff team I work with, and their diversity of strengths, interests and experiences. They’re talented, professional and fun people and I couldn’t ask for a better team to set up and manage ISV’s offices and international volunteer and travel programs.

In speaking of amazing interests and experiences, I want to mention Pablo Montero (Costa Rican Project Coordinator) as he just finished his first Half- IRONMAN (also known as an Ironman 70.3) which took place in Panama on February 17, 2012.  The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.  Anyone that knows about these events, they are TOUGH and we’re really proud of him as it takes so much training and thus discipline and dedication while also working long hours in our Costa Rican Project’s Office to ensure the volunteer projects are running smoothly. Here’s what Pablo had to say about his achievement last week:

“Besides my daughters and ISV, this is one of the best experiences ever! I get to know a lot of people; the training and sacrifices during the last 6 months were totally worth it.  The swim was fast, but the cycling was really hard, with a lot of hills during the entire 56 miles. The 13.1 miles running was at mid- day, it was a humid day so it was hard too. But after 7 hours 17 minutes and 48 seconds I accomplished my first ever 70.3 IRONMAN. Thanks ISV for your support!”

Pablo, well done!  We’re all really proud of you!!!

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