Captain Ivan Castro from Team Noom Coach (US team) has updated the voice diary on his way to London, where he is going to run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014 alongside other members of the South Pole Allied Challenge. Please click on the image above to listen to his voice blog.
Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988. Ivan has served in many operations including Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom, and has undertaken deployments all over the world. Ivan sustained life-threatening injuries, which include blindness, when mortar shells landed near him, killing two men in his unit, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ivan battled back from his injuries to return to active duty, and is now currently an ofﬁcer serving on active duty at the Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Since his injury and before the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge, Ivan has participated in more than 24 marathons, and in 2004 he challenged himself to cycle across America.