I've recently watched a 2016 documentary about James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) who completed 50 Ironman distance triathlons in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states (called 50.50.50). Such a monumental physical achievement is truly inspiring. Even more so were the personal struggles he went through to get there, which included losing everything in 2008 economic crisis.
I'm not the only one who got inspired by his achievement. The fitness star Ashley Horner is going to try to complete 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days for charity. Even though she hasn't done a single Ironman yet, she is no stranger to epic endurance challenges like running 230 miles in 72 hours or cycling 1,350 miles from Virginia Beach to Tulsa.
Can she do it and would it be a legitimate effort according to triathlon rules or is it just a publicity stunt?