IF you've ever toyed with the idea of running a marathon or competing in a triathlon but haven't made it past the warm-up, then Scott Bevan's story about the courageous Rod Marshdale might be the inspiration you need. Born with cystic fibrosis, the 47-year-old underwent a double lung transplant and is now putting those longs through their paces, training to compete in a grueling Ironman event. For Rod, competing is about more than him realising his Ironman dream. It is about showing others with cystic fibrosis what is possible, and saying "thanks" to the donor who saved his life. "I've had two lives in one, and I'm a duo competing as one," he says. "I'm a pretty lucky dude really." An Ironman event is a tough ask for any athlete, but Rod seems to have the iron will to shine, and I wish him well.