Aug 18, 2013, 8:44 PM EST
His concussion symptoms returned a couple weeks ago, but that didn’t stop Ian Laperriere from scratching that competitive itch on Sunday.
The former NHL tough guy fought off the effects of a bike crash to complete in Quebec’s Ironman North American Championship. Wayne Fish reports that he finished the event in 12 hours, 11 minutes and 55 seconds.
All he did was take on a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and ran a marathon [26.2 miles]. “Lappy” is really taking it easy with hockey behind him, eh?
The Philadelphia Courier-Post’s Dave Isaac tweeted this heroic pose:
The event’s official Twitter feed shared this, as well:
Even for a guy as tough as Laperriere, this is a surprising feat, but new Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins isn’t surprised he gutted it out.
— Dallas Eakins (@dallaseakins) August 19, 2013
- Flyers rally as Zepp wins his career debut at 33 years old 0
- Oilers squander three-goal lead, lose 18th time in 19 games 7
- Pickard makes one last bid to stay, beats Wings in nine-round SO 1
- Video: Bartkowski delivers controversial hit to Gionta, fights Foligno 24
- Giroux line takes Leafs ‘to school’ in Flyers’ 7-4 victory 17
- Wolverine Pacioretty gets two assists just two days after being hospitalized 18
- Ovechkin scores beauty as Caps shutout Devils 8
- Seriously? Stress fracture sidelines Columbus’ Jenner for 1-2 months 6
- Julien chides Bruins’ offense for too many cute plays 40
- Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’ 11