Из интервью с Шадом: When you decided to start training for marathons, what did your doctors say?
Well, the medical consensus was it could not be done—ever. No dialysis
patient could finish an Ironman. You know, the Ironman consists of a
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and then a 26.2-mile run. Given the
type of symptoms and things that come along with this diagnosis, it was
rather impossible. I mean, I had been on dialysis for 20 years, had no
athletic background, literally weighed 100 pounds. My biceps were the
size of a half dollar. And here I was saying that I was going to do an
Ironman. In less than 12 months, I gained 42 pounds of muscle, and I
got down to 6 percent body fat, and took on one of the most grueling
events in the world of sports. Полностью интервью здесь.