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Living With…Episode 009 Steve Brown, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor and Ultra Athlete

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Steve Brown, Remission Man

My guest today is the creator of the popular blog remissionman.com
He was a standout college soccer player, receiving Most Valuable Player recognition and The Distinguished Alumni Award for his charitable work in his community.
Since 1987, he has racked up countless triathlons and multisport events of all distances including marathons, ultra marathons, and ironman triathlons with many top age group finishes.
In February of 2006, his life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) for which he underwent four rounds of chemotherapy.
He maintained his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments and quickly reached complete remission. Just 7 months after his diagnosis, “RemissionMan” crossed the finish line of his 8th career iron distance triathlon. (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).
His diagnosis drew him to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program where he signed on as a Triathlon Coach.
He works closely with organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Grassroot Soccer, and HEADstrong Foundation in promoting and supporting their events. He is also a member of Team Inspiration whose mission is to empower individuals living with cancer by developing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life.
If that isn’t enough, he is also an author of several books which talk about everything from fitness and triathlon, to his cancer diagnosis and his passion for living life to the fullest.
He has also been a featured guest on several radio, TV and internet broadcast programs.
In both 2012 and 2013 his leukemia returned. Again he underwent additional rounds of treatment and safely reached remission. And again, he used endurance sports as a weapon in his arsenal against cancer.

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