UPMC’s Dr Joseph Maroon Talks Life After Becoming an Ironman

Dr Maroon Kona IronmanDr Maroon discusses what it feeling to have completed his 5th World Championship Ironman Triathlon in Kona, HI.  His blog post appears on UPMC Blog post on Nov 6, 2013 – Read Entire Post Here


The incredible high from the massive release of endorphins—that intense feeling of “flow” and focus—was followed, within 48 hours, by a depletion of the “feel good” brain factors and so I experienced a mild depression. But a week later, what lingered was the cheers of the crowd and the immense sense of satisfaction I felt when I heard the announcer call my name and tell me I was “an Ironman.”