"NEVER GIVE UP"
The man who has beaten cancer over and over again is now ranked number two in the world for his age group (75-79) in the Ironman 70.3 distance. It would be an incredible feat for any athlete, but since Tony Handler has to swim for 1.2 miles, bike for 56 miles and run for 13 miles at every event, it also proves that when you believe in yourself and refuse to give up, you can achieve anything.
Over the last 35 years, Tony has survived 10 bouts with six different kinds of cancer requiring 20 surgeries. He still receives a monthly chemo shot to keep his live cancer under control but says his message is — don’t give up.
Tony is on a training break to recover from a broken collarbone, but he isn’t done racing yet. He recently found out that he qualified to be on Team USA, representing the United States in the World Spring Triathlon Championship, and is looking forward to adding yet one more accomplishment to his long list of achievements.