Cold, wet, isolated, alone, remorseful, these are the feelings every Alcatraz inmate and every world class triathlete have in common. Yep, that’s right, triathletes, too! And as you’ll read, one of our very own sponsored athletes – Josh Amberger recently did some hard time competing in The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon against a field of 1000 competitors all fighting for bragging rights in one of the toughest events on the triathlon calendar.

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is exactly as it sounds. You have 1000 triathletes converging on the small prison island of Alcatraz in the beautiful San Francisco Bay where they begin by swimming a 1.5 km leg to shore, then tackle a gruelling 18km bike ride and then a punishing 8 mile run to the finish line for a taste of freedom from the pain threshold! Some people would rather a life sentence!

At the end of the exhausting day it filled us with huge pride to hear that Josh escaped with an impressive 7th place! If you ask us, that’s an incredible effort considering there were over 1000 competitors. Well done, Josh!

If you want to know what the secret to his success was, he’ll probably tell you things like true grit, determination and self-belief, when we really know it was Modere’s Endurance and Adult Multivitamin with Botanicals that helped to get him over the line!