Shane Battier is an American retired professional basketball player who played for various teams of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the U.S. national basketball team.
Professional athletes spend their entire lives playing to the tune of a ticking clock and the blinding lights of fame. The end of such careers brings on new challenges and many do not come prepared with a solidified game plan. Shane Battier always stood out among the crowd and in retirement he is finding new ways to challenge himself. Growing up, Shane spent much of his time on a court and in the classroom leaving little time for anything else, including learning how to swim. When the former NBA Champ set the audacious goal to compete in a Triathlon he knew it would require him to jump in, both figuratively and quite literally, with both feet. We followed Shane for a few days as he began, what to him, would become just another challenge to conquer. Watch this dedicated husband, father and philanthropist become a triathlete.