Why would anybody in his right mind want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour?
At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics.
Four years….. and a few broken bones later, Ruben made his Olympic dream come true!
But he didn’t stop there… Ruben kept training, and at the age of 47, he was competing against
20-year-olds at the Vancouver Winter Olympics!
That’s right Ruben is the first & only person to ever to compete in four Winter Olympics - EACH in a different DECADE!
That is just mind-blowing!
Now, he's 55 years old and still competing. He’s not at South Korea, but he is in training and hoping to become the oldest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics in 2022.
Ruben Gonzalez is also one of the most popular speakers in America.
He best selling book "The Courage to Succeed" has helped inspire countless people achieve their goals and dreams.
But despite all of Rubens stunning achievements, Ruben also happens to be one of best team players I know. It sounds a little counterintuitive, but I think that most unique about Ruben is that he actually collaborated his way to the biggest show on earth to make it in a what most people would consider to be a purely solo sport.
But when you get to hear his story, it’s not really a surprise.
In his younger days, Ruben also forced his way onto an NCAA division one college soccer team by being the best teammate on the roster. And he still counts his time working in a team at a fast-food chain as one of his most cherished team memories.
It’s one thing to talk about passion and excitement, but it’s another thing to bring it every day, no matter how hard it gets, no matter hat obstacles might lie in your way. But Ruben manages to do this every day. Whether he is on the stage speaking to packed out auditoriums, training for his next Olympics or another crazy adventure; excitement and passion ooze from this man.
So get ready to be inspired…. And let’s go for Gold.
Ladies and gentlemen Four-time Olympian Mr. Ruben Gonzalez!
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