kdka.com – Man With No Arms, Legs Takes Part In Triathlon

Never, ever say “I can’t”
kdka.com – Man With No Arms, Legs Takes Part In Triathlon

In the end, he finished 275th out of 308 participants.

To think that I was ahead of 35 people just blew my mind,” said Dietz. “I would have been happy with 307th, beating one. Not being the last person out of the water would have been a good day for me.”

Money quote:

“I didn’t do the race for that, my reason for the race were quite selfish — to challenge myself,” said Dietz. “I was there on Sunday for the same reason as all the other persons… to challenge myself and to prove something to my self. I never set out to prove anything to anybody else and I think people do what they have to do to survive in life. You overcome whatever you’re faced with and that’s all I think that I’ve done.”

Yep, he’s one of us. He’s got it from the gettin place…