Yes, you read the title of this story correctly. Former Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward, one of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest receivers of all-time, is ready to become a triathlete.
In partnership with REFUEL | got chocolate milk?, Ward will undertake a training and recovery regimen with elite professional coaches and sports dietitians that will prepare him for the grueling race. His transformation from a grid iron athlete to IRONMAN triathlete will be captured in the new online documentary series “BECOME ONE.”
Cameras will follow Ward and his fellow IRONMAN triathlon apprentices for seven months as they prepare for the biggest athletic challenges of their lives: a back-to-back 2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bike race, and full 26.2-mile marathon.
The reality-style webisodes will document the highs and lows of their grueling training, spotlight the importance of their after-exercise routines and the role that lowfat chocolate milk plays in helping their bodies recover after hard workouts. They aim to inspire athletes to break out of their comfort zone and prove that anything is possible.
Ward is a beloved Steelers great, who spent his entire career in Pittsburgh. He caught 1,000 passes and 12,083 yards in a carrer that spanned 14 seasons.
Ward announced his retirement from football in March of 2012 and continues to use his celebrity status to his advantage by appearing on Dancing with the Stars, in the film The Dark Knight Rises and will be one of the team members in the second season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.
Check out the trailer to Hines Ward’s “Become One” web series below:
Hines Ward “Become One” Trailer
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