Because chefs cannot live on bacon-wrapped Pappy-glazed foie gras cronuts alone, this weekend chefs got busy working out at events across the country. First up: Gordon Ramsay completed the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 46-year old shouty chef was required to swim 2.4 miles (in the ocean, no less), bike 112 miles, and run an entire marathon. He managed all that 14 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds (for context, your time only "counts" if you get it done in 17 hours or less). On Twitter, he called the ordeal harder than opening night at a restaurant: "Oh yes trust me it was hot and windy."
Meanwhile, Next chef Dave Beran ran the Chicago marathon, along with Alinea alum Josh Relkin. Which maybe doesn't sound quite as impressive as completing an Iron Man, until you consider the fact that Beran went to work at the restaurant afterwards. Tweeted Beran's bossman Grant Achatz, "Company is proud of @dcberan for finishing the marathon today. Not easy working his schedule!" Yeah, no kidding. Beran finished with a personal record of 3 hours, 56 minutes.
Company is proud of @dcberan for finishing the marathon today. Not easy working his schedule!— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) October 13, 2013
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