Anyone who has grown up in Australia is familiar with the ‘Ironman’ and no, we’re not talking about the guy in crazy red suit. The Ironman Australia event initially started back in 1985 and since then is deemed as the ultimate achievement for competitive triathletes.
Athletes who qualify to compete in the official Ironman event are put through their paces and have their endurance tested with swimming, running and cycling heats. Obviously the competitors must be at the top of their game to even qualify the Ironman event which is now held in countries around the world. Competitors not only need to understand the limits of their own bodies but should be up-to-date with their First Aid knowledge.
At First Aid Accident and Emergency we had the recent privilege of having former Ironman Brian Fuller participate in one of our First Aid courses. Brian competed in Ironman events until 2011 when a combination of injuries and study commitments caused him to reassess the demanding time and training commitments. Brian studied and is now working as a trained physiotherapist. Even though he is not actively participated in the elite Ironman series he still understands the importance of health, training and first aid skills.
His personal experience with sporting injuries gives him an advantage when he’s treating his clients. First aid is the perfect compliment for any physiotherapist to assist in further educating their own patients as well as themselves.
If you would like any more information on our First Aid courses which can be specifically tailored to your field of your workplace, contact our First Aid Accident Emergency Gold Coast Head office today.
FAAE CEO Scott Whimpey with Ironman legend, Brian Fuller at a recent First Aid course