Last Sunday at Galveston 70.3 Pro Triathlete Michael Lovato (who is a 26-time Ironman Finisher) had a difficult time on the run course with a pretty severe calf cramp/strain. When the calf issue hit him he was a few places behind the leader and was on pace to finish in the money. This caused Lovato to stop running to stretch out the cramp and knocked him completely out of contention.
In the past under similar situations many a pro has called it quits. Not Lovato, he decided it was time to Cowboy Up and limped to the finish line instead of dropping out and taking a DNF.
Love & Respect this!
Check out Lovato's Race Report - Here.
Oh, and make sure to bookmark his blog. He has some very informative and inspiring posts!
What do you think - should he have bailed and saved his legs for another day or does he get mad props for finishing what he started?
Thanks for Reading,