The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 13: 11x Ironman Finisher, Creator of "Ironstruck" and Author of 7 Inspirational Books, Ray Fauteux

September 20, 2022 Eric Teplitz Episode 13
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 13: 11x Ironman Finisher, Creator of "Ironstruck" and Author of 7 Inspirational Books, Ray Fauteux
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Ray Fauteux grew up in Vancouver, BC and now resides in Calgary, AB, Canada.

A heavy drinker and smoker for much of his youth, Ray was inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal to take up the sport of running at the age of 27. The completion of his first marathon the following year was the beginning of a career in endurance racing that would last over three decades. During that time, Ray completed over 30 marathons, 2 fifty-mile running races, countless 10km races, and 11 Ironman Triathlons.

Through his "Ironstruck" website and inspirational books, Ray has inspired hundreds - if not thousands - of people around the world (including yours truly) to take on the challenge of the Ironman.

His invitation to his readers and to listeners of this podcast: "Become more than you ever thought possible."

Ray Fauteux Links:

Author Page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Fauteux/e/B07BYXFF84?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1663369685&sr=8-1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=inspiredliv02-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=7c3ea8928057e4229d3a3f08c484050e&camp=1789&creative=9325

Ironstruck website: https://ironstruck.com/

Ironstruck Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ironstruck

Contact Ray: ytriguy@yahoo.com

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The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Ray Fauteux
A very dysfunctional home life
Boys Clubs of Canada
Reading as an escape
Thoughts on compulsive behavior
On track to follow in his father's footsteps
Ray's superhero origin story
On quitting smoking
A runner, unleashed
Calgary Roadrunners
Lessons learned from training
A miracle procedure
A second superhero origin story
Getting accepted to compete in the 1984 Hawaii Ironman
"I questioned my sanity"
It's Kona Calling
How the Ironman experience changed Ray
The average person alongside the best in the world
"So, You Didn't Finish"
How Eric became Ironstruck
Thoughts on DNF experiences
Limits and comfort zones
What ended Ray's racing career
Failing into new successes
The birth of the Ironstruck website
Overtraining syndrome
Feedback from around the world
What goes around comes around, including inspiration
Thoughts on aging and Ray's goals now