Longtime Conductive Learning Center student Johnny Agar and his dad Jeff will compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona Hawaii on October 8, 2016 — a grueling race that tests human resolve, and proves what can be accomplished in the face of adversity.
For many, it’s hard to imagine a kid with cerebral palsy being able to compete in one of the most challenging and iconic races in the world. However, those familiar with the core concepts of Conductive Education — independence, self-confidence, achievement, and the belief that everything is possible — understand this moment is something Johnny has been preparing for mentally, physically, and emotionally, since his earliest days at the Conductive Learning Center (CLC).
Johnny began attending CLC in 1998, and currently attends Aquinas College in combination with follow-up programming at CLC to maintain his physical skills. This 22-year-old young man is proud of all he has learned over the years and credits his ability to walk to the Conductive Learning Center.
As part of Team Agar, Johnny will race in tandem with his dad for the swimming and biking legs of the race and for miles 1 through 25 of the run. Johnny will walk the final mile independently.
“Ironman Kona epitomizes everything that my life has stood for: strength, will, and perseverance,” says Agar. “I can’t wait to share my experiences training for this event with you!”
Visit the Team Agar website to follow along and share your support!