Most folks will look forward to their summers because they’re an opportunity to relax, kickback, and recharge. Nothing sounds better than a Canadian summer that involves firing up the grills with family and friends, playing sports, and enjoying a few cold brews along the way. But every once in a while, you meet an individual on a mission who’s willing to sacrifice the comforts of summer for the grind.
In early August, our very own Brother Lambert Lefebvre woke up and completed the Ironman challenge. He swam 3.8 km, biked 180 km, and then finished off with a 42 km run, all within a staggering 11 hours and 35 min. As a 19 year old, Lambert finished 12th in the U24 category, and cleaned an impressive 3rd place in the U20.
In order to complete this challenge, Lambert began training a year ago, engaging in 12-20 hours of weekly practice, cutting alcohol completely out of his system, and maintaining a strict diet regimen. Driven by his passion for his grandfather’s foundation, which helps injured workers who require proper physical and mental rehabilitation, Lambert raised a staggering $20,000 with the support of his family, and of course his fraternity brothers. Lambert’s achievements are an important example of the commitment we place as a fraternity on philanthropy, and our duties to help those in need.
The brothers of the Alpha Psi Chapter, of Zeta Psi are extremely proud to hail Lambert Lefebvre as our first brother of distinction in this new series, for his unwavering passion in accomplishing his goal, and of course, his humility throughout the arduous process. We will certainly be there for Lambert when he climbs Mt. Everest.