Laura Brewer has been a member of the Zarzaur Law Triathlon team since its inception nine years ago and currently serves as the team captain. Laura truly believes in the mission of the team and the firm: to be good ambassadors for the triathlon sport and to support its two charities, Favor House and Gulf Coast Kids’ House.
When I race, I look for others who may need encouraging words and try to uplift them.
Laura and her husband began racing in triathlons in 2012 when they first started dating. They’ve done several 70.3 Ironmans® together as well as a 140.6. In March 2022, Dale was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his kidney. The right kidney and tumor had to be removed, and he will likely not be able to do long distance racing ever again.
On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Laura raced for Dale. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he insisted that she continue to train and race for the Ohio 70.3 Ironman® that they intended to do together. She did, in fact, race for her most important cause—her husband.
The journey to this point wasn’t easy, and the race presented some challenges that mirrored Dale’s journey.
“He loves racing, especially Ironman events. For him to be there cheering knowing that he can’t be out there breaks me to the core. But it is a reminder to never take for granted what we CAN do.”
“I was hoping to set a PR for this race for Dale also. I did 5:05 last October. But race conditions were a little tougher with winds and water conditions, and my new disc brakes on my bike were rubbing during the ride. I didn’t realize it until we got my bike at the end and my wheel was not turning well. I think this matched Dale’s journey with his health, so I think I was meant to overcome more. ”
Her time was 5:29 and she finished 55th overall female out of approximately 500. Laura believes it was not her fastest time, but we think this race was way more than just about her time and her placement.
“When I race, I look for others who may need encouraging words and try to uplift them. The triathlon community is one of the best because of the camaraderie. I also feel so proud to represent Zarzaur Law, P.A. because of the amazing person and attorney Joe really is, and I firmly believe in what he does in our community. He looks to make a difference. Dale and I are truly grateful for his ongoing encouragement and support, because that is what life is about.”
Laura remembers being that first-time triathlete who was so nervous and unsure. Having others around her to motivate her and encourage her is what made her fall in love with the sport. She loves to give that energy back. She truly does embody that statement. You can find her (and Dale) cheering on and encouraging every competitor at every race, as well as being a mentor and volunteer at all of the kids’ duathlon and triathlons and Zarzaur Law’s Legal Graffiti fundraiser events.
“No matter what happens, take pride that you have the ability to do this. Race for yourself and for someone who can’t. Most importantly, remember that you’ve got this!”
Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.
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