Single Dad Triathlon

  • Season 1 , Ep 5
  • 07/06/2011
  • Views: 14,440

Jon profiles the single dads who run triathlons with their babies. (2:26)

WHEN MY WIFE AND I SEPARATED,

I RECEIVED FULL CUSTODY, SO...

THINGS REALLY CHANGED.

WORKOUT-WISE.

[exhales]

AS A TRIATHLETE,IT'S HARD BEING A SINGLE DAD.

- SO WHAT DID YOU DO?

- I STARTED ORGANIZINGSINGLE DAD TRIATHLONS.

- IT'S A 1.2 MILE SWIMWITH A BABY,

THEN A 56 MILE BIKEWITH A BABY,

AND THEN A 13.1 MILE RUNWITH A BABY.

BASICALLY,IT'S A HALF IRONMAN WITH A BABY.

SINGLE DADS...

ON YOUR MARKS...

SET...

GO![gunshot]

[babies crying]

- TRANSITIONING BETWEEN SWIMMINGAND BIKING IS THE TOUGHEST,

ESPECIALLY IF YOUHAVE TO CHANGE THE BABY.

PLUS, GETTING ON THE BIKEAND GETTING THE BABY HELMET ON

CAN COST VALUABLE SECONDS.

[cheers and applause]

[exciting music]

[cheers and applause]

- IS IT SAFE WHEN...THE BABIES DO THIS?

- UH...

- NO EVERYONE SUPPORTSJASON'S RADICAL CREATION.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO QUESTION

WHETHER THE CHILDREN'SBEST INTERESTS

ARE BEING ACCOUNTED FORDURING SUCH A MENTALLY

AND PHYSICALLY DEMANDINGCOMPETITION.

THESE CONCERNS, HOWEVER,HAVEN'T SEEMED TO DIMINISH

THE RABID ENTHUSIASMOF THE EVENT'S NUMEROUS FANS--

MOSTLY SINGLE WOMEN.

WHY DO YOU COMESEE THIS EVENT?

- WELL, I'M VERY,VERY LONELY RIGHT NOW.

- ARE YOU...

COMING ON TO ME?

- WELL...

- YOU KNOW, IF IT WEREN'TFOR MY WIFE LEAVING ME,

I DON'T THINK I EVERWOULD HAVE THOUGHT

OF ORGANIZINGA TRIATHLON EVENT

THAT YOU COULD PARTICIPATE INWITH YOUR BABY.

IT'S FUNNYHOW THINGS WORK OUT.

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