Ironman of the Day: Wes Turner

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NAME: Wes Turner

Turner  CHRIS GAY/STAFF
CHRIS GAY/STAFF
Turner

AGE: 28

FROM: Augusta

OCCUPATION: Attorney

EXPERIENCE: He grew up playing baseball and football and started running in 2003, participating in 5Ks and half marathons. Turner graduated from Lakeside High School and the University of Georgia. He got his law degree at Mercer, where running continued to be a focus. “In law school, it really helped. It kind of helped me focus. It gave me a break. It got me through the stressful moments in law school.”

GAME PLAN: Last year, he participated in the running portion of the Half Ironman. Afterward, he decided he wanted to try the entire thing. “My main focus is going to be on enjoying the moment,” he said. “It’s more about being a part of something greater than yourself. I’m going to do the best I can, but mainly I just want to embrace the moment.”


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