Ray Zahab!

So local running expert and chiropractor, Steve Connor, often gets famous or interesting people in to speak to “Connor’s Runners”.  And a week or so ago he brought a buddy of mine, Ray Zahab.

Steve, Ray and Rob... as Ray said "nice pic... I look like a litte green leprechaun between you two!"  :)

Steve, Ray and Rob… as Ray said “nice pic… I look like a little green leprechaun between you two!”  🙂

Now I know I’ve said this before, but in case you missed it, Ray has a very cool story, going from zero to hero.  He was a big drinking, big smoking, hard partying guy… going no where… and turned it all around… he got into running.  Which is a pretty cool story.  Except he really go into it.  He became one of the greatest and most accomplished ultra marathoners in the world.  Even cooler story.

I won’t steal Ray’s thunder, you can come out and see him next time he’s in town because he is also a very humble and high energy guy… which makes for a very entertaining guy to listen to.

Just wanted to say thanks for coming Ray… and thanks for bringing him in, Steve!

Check out some stuff on Ray and the amazing work he does with “Impossible to Possible!!!”





About LOST Swimmer

I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!
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