A man reeling from a personal setback says he once ran races to change his own life. Now, he’s doing it to help others



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Grey Chandler's attempt to finish a double iron triathlon is solely to raise money for tornado victims in southern Indiana. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


Going to extremes: Grey Chandler is training for a double iron triathlon, which challenges participants to complete a 4.8-mile swim, 224-mile bike ride and 52.4-mile run. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


INDIANAPOLIS — There was a time when Grey Chandler had to run.

It wasn’t a question of whether he enjoyed it, the rhythm of his feet striking the pavement, the feel of putting the miles behind him.

The hours of training, the aching muscles and inevitable, nagging injuries were a necessity.

It was that, or surrender to a crushing reality that hurt far more than his overworked body. After four years, Chandler’s wife had left him. His marriage, and the life he had built along with it, was over.

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