A Real Superhero
Meet Maximilian Kirchner…corporate lawyer by day, Ironman by night. Ironman not in the Marvel comics sense, but a superhero nonetheless. Max will be participating in the 2012 Ironman US Championship, the first ever Ironman in New York City. While this will be his third triathlon, it will be Max’s first Ironman.
Recently, Max was speaking with one of the Curves for Change board members, and he was moved by the stories behind Somaly Mam and The Komera Project, the two sponsored charities of C4C this year. Hearing about the frightening numbers of children being sex-trafficked every year and the girls in Rwanda who regularly are refused education beyond primary school, Max was inspired to literally and figuratively go the extra mile. Drawing on his training, he saw parallels between the mental toughness needed to get through life’s challenges.
“Training for a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run is about endurance, discipline and pacing yourself,” said Max.
“But what is most important is what we call the fourth discipline: mental preparedness. No amount of physical training will get you over obstacles if you are not convinced mentally of your ability to do so.”
Max is currently training 2-3 hours a day during the week, and 6-7 hours on weekends, and hopes to finish the race in less than 14 hours. Max may not have a suit of armor, but to us, he is a superhero. We hope you will consider supporting Max’s fundraising efforts.