If his Twitter account is any indication, 78-year-old J.P. Morgan chairman and CEO James Gorman is a busy man. But with that business on his plate, he’s a man on a mission – the highlight of which is the Gran Fondo Mont-Blanc, or Iron Man for five-souls.
Back in 2010, he participated in the 85-79 age group and brought home the bronze medal with a time of nine hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds. Four years later, Gorman returned to the same trail bike race in France and not only has he shaved off that time by 10 minutes, but he shaved off 47 minutes, faster than any of the men’s competitors. He won the overall event with a time of ten hours, 33 minutes and nine seconds.
When I reached out to him via Twitter last week he told me what it took to repeat his victory. “I had no idea how much training I did for it,” he wrote. “I wasn’t training, just running 8 kilometers at 10 miles a piece over the weekends. Starting now, I want to train to compete.”
What’s even better: a trip to the New York Triathlon — his most recent endurance event — is on the horizon. He tweeted Thursday: “In just under two weeks, I will go to New York! Time to run, swim, bike and do a cardiovascular test… Will be nice to have a victory lap before this.”