Paradise Valley resident and professional hockey player Dave Scatchard spent 14 years in the NHL, but repeated traumatic injuries left him fighting for his life. After five concussions he was faced with a taste of death and it changed the way he looked at his life.
After being told by physicians there was nothing else that could be done for him and dealing with seemingly insurmountable physical obstacles Scatchard decided to take his health into his own hands, a press release explained.
He traveled the world to find the top healers and coaches to help him on his road to recovery. Now Scatchard has accomplished more than he could ever dream possible after the adversity that he had felt, the release continued.
Scatchard completed the Ironman Arizona competition on Sunday, Nov. 20. He finished in 12 hours and 51 minutes after a 140-mile event.
Not a stranger to what it takes to get your body ready for professional sports, in some ways Scatchard was starting over after his slow recovery from his traumatic injuries.
Training for the Ironman is no small feat with most people spending 10 hours a week training and as you get closer it increases up to 15 hours a week.
His incredible feat of competing in this challenge only strengthens his resolve to help others achieve their goals regardless of their limitations, the release stated. Scatchard now spends his time dedicated to uplifting others and transforming lives as a life coach.
Scatchard has trained with the most world-renowned coaches in the world and has written a best-selling book, “The Comeback” that has been rated #1 across multiple categories.
The book is about his journey and Scatchard has taken what he has learned and implemented it into a program to help others.
His upcoming All-Star Weekend is taking place on Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 in Scottsdale. Scatchard and his lineup of speakers will talk about what it takes to reach the pinnacle of success.
Real stories and real life from speakers who are doing it, the release stated.
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