OCCUPATION: English teacher at Richmond Academy, varsity coach of girls soccer and girls and boys cross country
EXPERIENCE: He didn’t ease his way into the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta. Instead of competing in sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons, he jumped right in, competing in the 2010 Augusta 70.3 – his first major event.
“I just thought maybe I could do this,” he said. “When you wrap your head around something, you can get it done.”
With Scheyer struggling to finish, his son, Felix, grabbed his hand with one mile to go and ran with him the rest of the way. Now 9, Felix continues to provide inspiration for his father – Felix completed two youth triathlons within the past month.
GAME PLAN: A devoted coach and family man, Scheyer said he has little time to train. Still, he started gearing up for this year’s competition in May with hopes of eclipsing his 2012 time of 6 hours and 18 minutes.
“I want to stay steady on the bike and be quicker on the run,” Scheyer said. “I want to finish happy and healthy.”