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Tri athletes from around the world are gathering in New York City right now as the Big Apple prepares to host its very first.
Iron Man competition it is a grueling race known for profiling endurance athletes who have persevered in their sport.
And in their life.
Especially one young man who battled back from a horrific car accident to return to athletics and even write a book about it.
Here's the book joining us now is Brian Boyle tri athlete and honor of author of iron hard.
The true story of how I came back from the dead -- there and you really work a lost eight times eighteen years old you're in a horrific car accident.
-- tell us a little bit about the injuries first of catastrophic the -- -- across the chest shattered ribs -- pelvis collapse -- lost about sixty -- -- blood the medevac out to local shock trauma unit for two months and I see in the -- medically induced -- you woke up one after a month and a half but a month into the the two month ordeal okay and you basically wanted to die.
I had given up but have my parents -- my support system a medical team believe in -- me.
I had to keep going for them it's I've been reading the book and it's it's fascinating and it's heartbreaking.
You could hear them.
You could see them but you couldn't talk.
Couldn't move I was very aware you know haven't the styles round of the sites because paralyzed and I couldn't communicate that I was aware of what was taking place because of a living nightmare.
And you right.
Very eloquently -- about how you finally were able to force yourself to smile.
To tell your folks that you're still here and could understand that you know what it what it was that they were open -- -- -- There was a comeback to know that that's simple -- jester of the phase that's smile was my comeback and it's an enjoin the and and the -- and -- my parents for once.
It meant the world to me and I was addicted to it I kept going and everything since then has been about -- -- force well one of the reasons you're wearing that their Red Cross on your lapel is because.
You are big booster of the Red Cross now for for having collected the blood that kept you alive 36 transfusion that's correct 36 transfusions and thirteen thousand treatments and but the Red Cross or five years settled in of this December national -- sponsor spokesperson and in this race to me is extra special because I'm racing in the cup in my blood donors and -- -- -- so it's going to be a great day tomorrow.
We're looking for -- will give our viewers an update on on how goes I'd appreciate it which rely.
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