Dr. David Minkoff received a great boost to his racing confidence after securing second place in his age-group at The Intimidator, a half Ironman held near Orlando, FL.
Clearwater, FL — Dr. David Minkoff, achieved a very creditable second place in a competitive field at The Intimidator, a hot and hilly half Ironman held in Clermont, near Orlando FL. Having led the swim and bike portions of the race in the 60-64 age-group, he was only passed on the final run stage and finished in a time of 6:35.
The result will serve as a great confidence booster to Dr. Minkoff as he prepares for his next challenge, Ironman, Tempe, AZ on November 22, 2009. As a 35-time Ironman finisher he is no stranger to the task ahead. Dr. Minkoff explains, “To finish a grueling Ironman course is a true test of endurance requiring a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.”
Dr. Minkoff was inspired to begin his racing career when his father suffered a heart attack at age 58. He decided to start running and in 1974 he completed his first marathon. Then in 1982, he saw the heartbreaking TV pictures of triathlete Julie Moss as she crawled on her hands and knees over the finish line at the Ironman World Championship in Kona. Inspired by her gutsy determination, Dr. Minkoff decided that he would become a triathlete and the next day, he bought a bike and joined the YMCA.
Later that same year, Dr. Minkoff was on the starting line at Kona and seven miles into the run, he saw his racing idol, 6-Time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott cross the finish line to claim his second title. Coming full circle, Dave Scott is now a member of Team BodyHealth and spokesperson for its
product, Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP).
Dr. David Minkoff founded BodyHealth.com (http://www.BodyHealth.com) in 2000 to provide doctors and the public with the access to products which can improve the body’s condition and his own interest in triathlons enables him to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. Dr. Minkoff’s expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer.
BodyHealth.com also sponsors a number of triathletes and two of the Team BodyHealth Members, Cherie Gruenfeld and Kevin Moats will compete in the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona on October 10. Both are previous winners of the most coveted title in the sport – Ironman World Champion and Dr. Minkoff predicts victory for both of them again. “Both Cherie and Kevin are currently in great form and I expect to see them win their age-groups,” he says.
Dr. David I. Minkoff currently devotes time to research and writing, including two weekly newsletters, The Optimum Health Report and The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter. For more information about Dr. David Minkoff and to read more of his work visit https://www.drminkoff.com.