Spirrsblog.com Recap Oct 23, 2010
Over the last several months, the Spirrs Team has been closely following the progress of a very moving story. It is a journey that begins with a young man’s determination and drive to win a simple bet. This seemingly lighthearted wager, began with a marathon completion and soon turned into an Iron Man competition with over $100K on the line.
Brian Kuritzky, a 24 year Securities Analyst from New York City, decided to run the New York Marathon in the place of a friend was injured days before the marathon. Having strolled through the 26. 2 miles, Kuritzky found himself looking for more of a challenge. After stirring up some controversy about athleticism at work, a few coworkers placed the big bet on Kuritzky: whether or not he could complete an Iron Man Competition. Openly knowing that he has not swam nor biked even a fraction of what is required in an Iron Man and knowing others train for years for such an event challenge, Kuritzky openly accepted the wager with under a month to train for the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.
BK as many of his friends call him, would say this is “Not probable but possible.” To many who do not know BK this daunting task not only seems physically and mentally impossible, it is a foolish and arrogant wager. But those who are close to the soft spoken soccer player, know this challenge goes deeper than the money or proving people wrong.
We often hear of similar stories of people doing great things and accomplishing the impossible, but we often overlook the journey behind story. By the way, BK not only completed the Iron Man having trained in a 25 meter lap pool and borrowing a bike from a local Bike shop, he beat the wagered time of 16 hours by 30 minutes. What is so moving about this story is not how BK overturned NY’s financial high rollers, but what drove him to take on the bet and what drove him to complete it.
Nine years ago, BK lost his mother to Breast Cancer. Ever since, his determination and will to help the Susan G Komen Foundation became a mainstay. Always looking for another opportunity to raise money and raise awareness, BK has gained a lot of supporters as his quest to “Find a Cure” continues to grow. The Spirrs Team is a proud supporter of Brian Kuritzky and the Susan G. Komen Center. We will continue to follow BK’s powerful story and shed light on the great things accomplished through determination, drive, passion, hope and love.
WHAT’S NEXT for BK?
- Ping Pong for a Cure January 30th @ NYC’s Spin Table Tennis Club… Click Here for more info.
- Running the Stairs of the Empire State Building with a Weighted Vest?… Click Here of more info.
- For more information on BK, Please check out his Blog at www.briankuritzky.wordpress.com
- For more information on the Susan G Komen Center, Please go to http://ww5.komen.org/
- To Contribute and Support to Brian Kuritzy’s Cause Donate HERE.