Graeme Stewart is one of Scotland's top triathletes and is proudly sponsored by John Clark BMW.
He became involved in triathlons back in 2004 & fitness evolved into a very important aspect of Graeme's life during his recovery from a serious car crash. Graeme broke two vertebraes in his back & several bones in his chest & was left immobile for several months.
The experience left him grateful just to be walking about again & he used that to give himself the focus & determination to push on in the world of extreme endurance sports.
He competed in his first Ironman event in Western Austrailia in 2006 & gradually improved from there, with 10th & 13th place finishes in Austria in 2008 & at the 2009 Challenge Roth Event in Germany respectively. Graeme also managed a fantastic 4th place finish in Barcelona in 2009.
Despite a bad crash in the weeks before, Graeme still managed an 11th place finish in the 2011 Challenge Barcelona event, with a time of 8hrs, 43mins.
A broken arm & hand suffered during training forced him to withdraw from the 2012 Celtman Extreme Triathlon . Graeme, however came back strong to win the 2013 event.
2014 saw Graeme focus on preparing for the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The event saw 250 athletes being selected & taken to a remote location by ferry to start the race, which features a 3.8KM Swim Stage, a 180KM Bike Stage & a 42.2KM Marathon. Graeme battled through the pain & the difficult conditions to finish in 6th place.
We worked with Robby MacBeath (who is a vital part of Graeme's support team) to create the 'Long Road to Norseman 2014' mini documentary, which you can view in it's entirety below: