Shay is an All American / All World ranked triathlete, former black bear researcher, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body, Bestselling author and sought out motivational speaker. At the age of 8, Shay was set afire by a neighbor’s child and credited with saving the life of his 7-year-old friend. Despite being told he’d never play sports again, enduring over 35 surgeries the last 36 years, Shay is a 4x IRONMAN, 4x member of Team USA, 25x IRONMAN 70.3 athlete, ranked top 1% of IRONMAN worldwide, and has competed in 11 triathlon World Championships in 7 countries on 4 continents, including the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Additionally, Shay is a sponsored triathlete of Newton Running and First Endurance and a long standing member of the IRONMAN Foundation ambassador team.
Shay Eskew tells his incredible journey from child burn survivor to All-World ranked Ironman triathlete and motivational speaker.