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Iron Will to Keep on Moving Lands Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon in World Triathlon Event
Date:9/4/2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

Advances in orthopedics has made it possible to pursue athletic dreams long past mid-life and well into “the golden years.” Just ask Dr. Craig M. Torosian, an orthopedic surgeon at Fox Valley Orthopedics. At 51, he’s about to participate in Madison Wisconsin’s World Triathlon Ironman event, just one in a long list of firsts since becoming “middle-aged”.

On September 8th, Dr. Torosian – along with over 2900 contestants – will participate in Madison’s Ironman Triathlon. Athletes must complete a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Monona; a 112-mile bike course through hilly, rural, terrain; and, finally, a challenging 26.2-mile marathon run through downtown Madison and environs. The prize is $25,000, and the opportunity to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

“I never thought I’d be competing at this level,” says Dr. Torosian. “It just goes to show you what you can do with the right attitude, training, coaching, medical care, and physical therapy.”

Dr. Torosian believes it’s vital to train by beginning slowly and seeking advice from a professional or athletic trainer.

“And you’re going to get injured, so when it happens, take care of it right away,” says Dr. Torosian. “Don’t risk turning something easily treatable into something difficult to treat. Seek diagnosis and treatment from a professional.”

Dr. Torosian speaks from personal experience. In his younger days, after getting fit and losing weight, he became a triathlon competitor. But after an injury, he had a difficult time getting back on track. By then he was in his mid-40s and had begun to believe he couldn’t do it anymore. Eventually he started running again, but had
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