The Comeback Kid –
May 19, 2018 – Racing for Recovery is the treatment program Crandell helped create to assist others in their road to sobriety.Years after being homeless in Florida, Crandell is a family man and licensed professional counselor who has competed in 41 half IRONMANs, 28 full IRONMANs, and 2 ultra IRONMANs. Crandell says he had his first drink when he was just 13 years old. At 19, he found himself homeless and suicidal. Crandell says during those years, he used to watch IRONMAN competitions on TV. After his third D-U-I in 1993, Crandell got sober. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me because that was the wake up call that I needed,” Crandell told NewsChannel 9. Not long after, Crandell dedicated his life to bettering himself. “The same tenacity that I put into ruining myself with drugs and alcohol, I’ve transferred into a daily journey of self-betterment, physically, socially, emotionally, socially intellectually. and life is good through the concept that we have at racing for recovery,” he said.