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Championing Adversity: The Incredible Journey of Guillermo López Ramírez

Guillermo López Ramírez is a man who doesn't shy away from challenges. After an accident that nearly left him unable to walk, he turned to sports for rehabilitation. Not only did he regain his ability to walk, but he also became a high-performance athlete.

Now, at the age of 53, Ramírez thrives on participating in extreme sporting events. He proudly boasts a medal from his third Ironman 70.3, a grueling event where he swam 1,900 meters, cycled 90 kilometers, and ran 21 kilometers. Achieving such feats requires intense training and dedication.

Five years ago, Ramírez began swimming lessons at the Polideportivo pool. What started as a form of therapy quickly turned into a passion. Before long, he found himself drawn to cycling and running as well. This newfound love for multi-discipline sports led him to join the Club Cangrejos Wong, where he set his sights on completing a triathlon.

To date, Ramírez has participated in three Ironman 70.3 events, two in Monterrey and one in Cozumel. His enthusiasm and motivation remain undiminished. "I feel very motivated and I'm going to keep doing this. In September, God willing, we will go for another event in Cozumel. This is now part of my life," Ramírez, also known as Don "Memo", said with great enthusiasm.