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Burn Survivor And Top 1% Ironman On Finding Your Motivation With Shay Eskew

Shay Eskew's life story is inspirational. He ranks in the top 1% of IRONMAN worldwide despite burns on 65% of his body. He is an active father of 5 children while managing a successful professional and speaking career. He is now an author.

Learn his story and techniques for motivation on this episode of The Resilient Advisor with Jay Coulter.

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About Shay

Shay is an All American / All World ranked triathlete, former black bear researcher, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body and sought out motivational speaker/author. At the age of 8, Shay was set afire by a neighbor’s child and credited with saving the life of his 7 year old friend. Despite being told he’d never play sports again, enduring over 35 surgeries the last 36 years, Shay is a 4x IRONMAN, 4x member of Team USA, 25x IRONMAN 70.3, ranked top 1% of IRONMAN worldwide, and has competed in 10 triathlon World Championships in 7 countries on 4 continents, including the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (competed at the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in South Africa). Additionally, Shay is a sponsored triathlete of Newton Running and First Endurance and an inaugural cohort of exceptional service-oriented athletes known as the Malama Club, long standing members of the IRONMAN Foundation ambassador team.

Shay received a BS (cum laude) and an MBA (finance) from the University of Tennessee. Most importantly, Shay recently celebrated his 15yr wedding anniversary and is the proud father of 5 kids under 12.


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