Despite being told he’d never compete in sports again at the age of eight after being set afire by a neighbor’s child and enduring over 35 surgeries in the last 36 years, Shay Eskew is a living testament to anything is possible. He is an All-American and All-World ranked Ironman triathlete. He’s a burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body, and is a sought-out national motivational speaker. Shay’s mantra is to not merely be a finisher, but to be a competitor. Shay talks about the incident and how putting yourself in the pain is actually something that will benefit you. If you’re looking for a little kick in the pants to get you doing those things that you know you should be doing, then you’re going to love this show.
- What went on in Shay’s head when he realized he was on fire (3:05)
- Why Shay wouldn’t change anything about undergoing his ordeal (7:03)
- What kept Shay going (22:54)
- Shay’s path to Ironman (27:28)