On behalf of IRONMAN, Dr. Aker has become an All World Athlete – Class of 2013. His strong performance in Ironman positioned him in the Top 5% of M45-49 earning a Silver All World Athlete status.

Dr. Aker comments, “Haha!! It is actually funny because my finish times are middle of the pack. The way they come up with this ranking is you get points for each race you do based on where you are relative to others in your age group. They use your best three races. Most people just do one race in a year as something on their “bucket-list”. So basically they reward you for doing more races. This year my plan is to complete five. Everyone that does ironman triathlons wants to do the original ironman in Kona Hawaii. To do so, you need to qualify by finishing in the top three in your age group, or by completing 12 races. I’m not fast but I’m crazy enough to finish twelve. The reason why I started doing triathlons 10 years ago was that I needed motivation to stay active. I signed up for my first short distance triathlon, then had to train to prepare. I enjoyed seeing people of all different ages and abilities competing, and that was even more motivating. Over time I worked my way up to the ironman distance which is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.”

Dr. Aker sounds so modest! But his partners & staff are so proud of him. We wanted to share the news 🙂