71 years of extraordinary life, Oscar Carlson

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71 years of extraordinary life, Oscar Carlson
17th May 2017

Oscar Carlson. An extra-ordinary man - from monk to artist to Hawaii Ironman at 71, with a pacemaker! 

At the age of 15 Oscar entered a monastery and remained in the Order for 17 years before deciding to leave to take up a teaching career. He still teaches at King David School as a Fitness Advisor and is Manager of their Fitness Centre.

He has been Head Coach of a Triathlon squad, Club Captain at Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club and was the first Victorian Triathlon State Coaching Director. He has completed 11 Melbourne Marathons, and won or placed in 15 Australian Ironman Championships, as well as 3 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. He is in training for the next Australian Ironman Championship and is planning on kayaking across Bass Strait in March 2019 - extraordinary achievements for someone who in 1990 overcame life-threatening injuries following a cycling accident.

Oscar is also an accomplished artist and has had 5 major exhibitions and is currently working on his next, titled ‘Rural Farms of Victoria’ and ‘Lonely Figures’.

Sound exhausting? Exhilarating might be more apt! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to lunch with a truly inspirational man!

Venue

Venue: The Duke

2 Russell Street Melbourne

17th May 2017, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tickets: $50.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 16th May 2017