When Todd Crandell was three years old, his mother committed suicide after struggling with addiction. At an early age, trying to fill an emptiness inside, Todd nearly ruined his own promising life because of drug and alcohol addiction. His decade-long struggle ultimately led Todd to the most unexpected of destinations: running an addiction-recovery program and achieving status as a world-renowned triathlete.
Despite once living in his car and contemplating taking his own life, Todd has turned his life around to become an elite athlete. He has completed twenty-eight Ironman triathlons in fifteen countries on six continents. Todd shares his experiences by speaking in schools, businesses, jails and detention centers, and drug treatment facilities nationwide, changing lives in his quest to help those on the path he once trod himself.
Todd’s remarkable story of resiliency is one of ten accounts in my upcoming book, (Extra)Ordinary: More Inspirational Stories of Everyday People, which will be released on October 10, 2017. To read Todd’s story, pre-order your paperback or ebook copy at http://kicamprojects.com/shop/extraordinary-more/.