the host of popular online talk show London Real, is set to compete in his
first Ironman – and will do so on a fully plant-based diet.
70.3 is an extreme triathlon, which includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles of
cycling, and a 13.1 mile run – a total of 70.3 miles, or roughly 113
Rose is set
to race on May 20 in Chattanooga, Tennessee – a journey which he and London
Real have called ‘Ironmind’.
Punk band mentor
He will be
guided through the process by John Joseph, lead singer of punk band the
Cro-Mags, plant-based advocate, Ironman athlete, and author of the pro-vegan book Meat Is for
met during a London Real interview only a few months ago.
been eating plant-based for 37 years – a diet which he says ‘heals your soul’ and was part of his quest for a better life.
persuading Rose to commit to the race, Joseph – who Rose describes as ‘one of
the scariest dudes’ he’s seen – also informed him that they’d be ‘doing this on
a 100 percent plant-based diet’.
is documenting the process and has already released a trailer and two short
Ironmind episodes to YouTube.
also a Facebook page set up where supporters can follow Rose’s progress.