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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --Life has been busy for Nate Nevin the past six months. He's been running here, running there, swimming and biking in between.
"I put in the preparation, I've done all I can do. So, hopefully I'll be one of those powering through," Nevin said.
For the first time, he'll take on the competition of all competitions, the IRONMAN.
"You just want to see if you can test your body, test your mind, and see if you can push it to the limit," Nevin explained.
The triathlon starts on the docks outside of Tumbleweed. 2.4 miles later, Nevin will be at the great lawn, but only for a second to change his clothes, get on his bike, and get on the road.
That trip is going to take him all the way out to Oldham County and back to the great lawn where he'll ditch the bike after 112 miles and take off on foot for the final leg of the race. He's nowhere close to being done though. He'll then have to run a marathon. That's 26.2 miles in and around the metro, finally ending at 4th Street Live.
Nevin says he knows this challenge isn't for everyone and that it won't be easy.
"I'm a little bit nervous, but it really hasn't set in yet," Nevin said.
Don't confuse the jitters for a lack of confidence. He has taken his training seriously to make sure he was ready for this day.
"You think about maintaining your bike, but you've got to kind of treat your body the same way," he said.
Ironman veterans say Nevin has done everything right. The toughest part he has ahead, keeping his mind right.
"On the race day the mental is very difficult. Just stay focused, and realize that you don't have to think about the whole day at once," Race veteran/director, Beth Atnip, explained.
If he does that, he'll be crossing that finish line to his friends and family and experiencing one of the highest forms of achievement an athlete can feel.
"It's just going to be very emotional, very exciting," Nevin explained.