My Town Plainfield Township: Supporter of Michigan Titanium challenges employees to compete | Arts & Culture
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Want to work for a company that embraces healthy living? Here is one amazing example.
Ryan Leestma, owner of ISI, the new title sponsor of the Michigan Titanium, truly embraces this philosophy. He has not only committed to support Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon for years to come as a sponsor, but also walks the talk when it comes to his employees.
Leestma has encouraged his employees to get involved with the ISI Michigan Titanium, Michigan’s only full iron distance triathlon. If they do, he will not only purchase a bike for them, but will provide other equipment and personalize training to ensure they have a great race. Why? He knows that triathletes rank among the top earners, driven, successful personalities out there, according to a recent study by USA Triathlon.
“When you are swimming, biking and running, you have a balanced workout. Balanced not only in the physical sense, but also mentally and emotionally. They become even better employees, family members and all around feel better about themselves,” explains Leestma.
Athletes at the ISI MI Titanium will be swimming 2.4 miles, then head out on the bike course for a 112 mile bike ride, and then top it all off by running a marathon (26.2 miles). There is nowhere else in Michigan you can be a part of this extreme experience.
This USA Triathlon sanctioned event is held at Versluis Park in Plainflield Township. The event starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 24 and ends at midnight. Yes, you heard that right – some of these athletes will be on the course for up to 17 hours.
Not quite ready for the full iron distance? The ISI Michigan Titanium also offers a half iron distance, Aquabike, duathlon and relays in all distances as well.
Grand Rapids is well known for its triathletes. Last year, Facebook named Grand Rapids, MI as Triathlon City USA. This is quite an accomplishment when compared to Chicago and NYC, who host some of the largest triathlons in the world.
For more information on the sport of triathlon, visit: www.usatriathlon.org