Dr. Joseph Maroon Invited to National Triathlon in Milwaukee

November 2022Following several impressive triathlon race times in Florida in 2021 and more recently in August 2022, Dr. Joseph Maroon was invited to participate in the  USA Triathlon Nationals in August 2023.  The USA Triathlon Nationals is a new multiple-day triathlon event starting in 2023 and will be the largest annual amateur triathlon event in the United States. The event combines the longstanding Age Group National Championships, which includes the Sprint- and Olympic-Distance Nationals, and Youth & Junior Nationals into one combined event, bringing together the country’s best amateur adult triathletes and youth and junior athletes for three days of racing Aug. 4-6.

In August 2022, at the Chicago Triathlon Dr. Joseph Maroon finished the Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run ) first in the 80 year old and over group with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes.  (Read Article HERE)  The Chicago race featured nearly 2,000 participants in the Sprint Triathlon which begins with a swim in the cold waters of Lake Michigan followed by a bike down Lakeshore Drive and then a run through the Chicago parks.

Dr. Maroon was late in life when he started training and then participating in triathlons.  In his latest recent book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, he relates the numerous benefits of exercise, including mental/emotional and health benefits that exercising regularly can provide. In his 40’s, exercise helped to bring him out of a deep depression, improved his focus and allowed him to resume neurosurgery. He was also able to lose excessive weight and ultimately compete in Ironman and other types of triathlons.