Roughly Speaking podcast: The 45-year-old Baltimore Ironman who eats ice cream every day (episode 120)

Ironman competitor Rick Armiger, a 45-year-old vice-president at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, just returned from Germany after completing his 25th long-distance triathlon. He plans to enter two more Iron Man competitions this summer. In today's podcast, Dan speaks with Armiger about how he trains for the endurance challenges — surprisingly, he says his daily diet includes ice cream — and what got him into the Ironman culture. It was a family tragedy 20 years ago that alerted Armiger to the critical importance of cardiac health and led him to establish the Ironheart Foundation, a support network for athletic-minded cardiac patients, their doctors and nurses, relatives and friends. The Ironheart Foundation just produced a movie that will have a screening on July 21 in Baltimore.


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