The Zone 5 team headed for the mountains in the 2015 Challenge Pocono, Half Ironman. And this was a challenge indeed. Matt Kraynak was up against a grueling course on a day when the heat and humidity were both unrelenting. Matt started out with a smooth swim, but things started to get a little rocky on the bike. Matt never gave in and battled through the entire bike course fighting an upset stomach and the unrelenting climbs. Matt showed what it truly means to be a Zone 5 competitor. Fighting through the elements for every inch, battling through the pain and finishing what he started. Although it was not the day he had hoped for, Matt dug deep when things went sideways. We learn more about ourselves in times of despair, and he kept grinding, kept fighting and never gave up. Way to go Kranny. You represent everything Zone 5 is all about. We finish what we start.