Category Archives: 70.3

100 Miles For Cancer, Crohn’s, And Ulcerative Colitis

This fall the IIF’s own Brian Greenberg will be taking on yet another challenge despite his Crohn’s disease and ostomy. He’ll be completing a 70.3 half Ironman on October 2nd and then the New York City marathon on November 6th. This adds up to almost 100 miles of races in just … Read More

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Overcoming IBD by Phoenix Magazine

Brian Greenberg’s story with Crohn’s disease and living with an ostomy is a long one. Even longer than the 70.3 miles he completed in his half Ironman distance triathlon last year. Here is more of Brian’s story with IBD.  

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Crossing the Finish Line with IBD

We all have goals in mind that we’d like to accomplish during our lives – a Bucket List. A few years ago I started to meet people who were triathletes. Hearing them talk about what it was like to swim, bike, and run then cross the finish line was captivating and … Read More

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70.3 for IBD – Great May, Waiting for the Same from June

As with many things in life, I expected ebbs and flows with my 70.3 for IBD half Ironman training. It wasn’t likely that I’d have a smooth 8+ months without any health problems. It would have been nice, of course, but it didn’t happens, which is why I’m trying to navigate … Read More

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What Inspires Me

A few weeks ago I started to think about what was behind my motivation to do 70.3 for IBD triathlon.  There are countless other ways I could spend my time – why this? I stewed on this, reflecting on my first two months of training and looking at all of the … Read More

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YOLO and FOMO Make a Powerful Combination with IBD

Do you ever get emotional when IBD keeps you from doing something? I have – and still do for that matter. There are times when Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can feel like it has completely taken over my life. Constant trips to the bathroom, cramping, pain, bleeding, emotions take a … Read More

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Six Months Post Op & January Training Review

It ‘s truly amazing how quickly time flies. Just six months ago that I went into surgery to undergo another major surgery to put Crohn’s disease behind me for a while. The surgery was August 5th. I can’t believe how different I feel already. For nearly four months following the surgery, … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training: Feeling Better Than Ever

I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking up without fear of pain. My world has … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training Has Begun – December Overview

December was my first full month of training for the 70.3 for IBD half Ironman race I will be doing. I haven’t officially decided whether I’ll register for the race in Portland, Maine in August or Princeton, New Jersey in September but I’m excited to be getting on track! What I … Read More

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Brian’s 70.3 Mile Journey with IBD

It’s been a few years since I have taken on a large endurance sport endeavor. As many of you know, my health hasn’t been great over the last 12-18 months, and I’ve had to focus my attention towards my body. Recently, I had a major surgery to make my ostomy permanent … Read More

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