"A 29-year-old chef who has set his sights on one of the world’s toughest sporting events is taking on a bigger challenge to increase awareness of one of the most disabling forms of arthritis.
Olafson knows only too well how Ankylosing Spondylitis can cause gradual
disability, having been diagnosed with the disease … years ago.
But, aware of the positive effects of exercise and healthy living on the
progress of the disease, he is now determined to show others just what
can be achieved, by taking part in the 2013 Ironman competition.
in the meantime, he has set up his own foundation to help educate
others on AS which often goes hand in hand with other disabling
conditions, leaving patients at risk of permanent mobility loss and even
Already an experienced marathon runner, Helgi maintains
his own fitness levels with a rigorous routine of stretching and
My crazy quest for IRONMAN
I am on a mission to raise awareness and money for Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) and arthritis through my competitions and rise to the top as a professional triathlete with A.S.. IRONMAN 2013 here I come. I have been training extremely hard and I won't stop until I get there!!!
"ENDURANCE For Ankylosing Spondylitis"
- ▼ November (7)