33-year old Estonian ultra-athlete Rait Ratasepp has been dubbed by the media as “Ironman” and as “Miracle Man”, because during his short career as a superathlete he has chalked up quite an impressive list of achievements to his name, the pinnacle of which being a successful completion of his self-organised five-time ultratriathlon competition. He arrived at the finish line after 19 km of swimming, 900 km on bicycle and 211 km of running with a smile on his face, after a physical and mental gauntlet.
Remarkably, only a few years ago, Rait was a lawyer at a prestigious law firm, but was not satisfied with only a comfortably regular life. Thus,he made a U-turn in his life: quit his firm and dedicated himself to his athletic career. By today, he has become the only true ultra-triathlete in Estonia and one of the best in the world.
Rait has caused a lot of people to reflect on their dreams or change their lifestyle. His story teaches us that no matter what, everything is possible, all you need is the right amount of desire.