21 April 2016
Season 05 Event 04
Inspirational Manawatu local tells her story of overcoming adversity to achieve an ironman dream, not once but twice.
Erica Green, a teacher at Rangitikei College, was told she would never walk again after a dreadful car accident in 1999. Fighting the odds with strength and determination, Erica completed the Ironman in 2007. Her story does not end there, in July 2014 Erica's doctors found a brain tumor which had to be removed. Continually fighting adversity, Erica wants to repeat her earlier feat. Her target? The Taupo Ironman in March 2016.
Erica is sponsored by Kellogg's New Zealand, who are providing mentoring and training by Kiwi 2008 World Ironman Champion triathlete, Terenzo Bozzone. After completing the Taupo Ironman in March, Erica spoke to Three Keys about the challenges she faced whilst overcoming incredible odds to not only walk again but repeat her amazing Ironman dream following recent brain surgery.
Thanks to Brad Boniface Photography.