IRONMIND * – The Movie

* “Ironmind – The Movie” is not affiliated with Ironmind Enterprises, Inc., the owner of the trademark IRONMIND®

This is the story of my challenge to race the Ironman 70.3 triathlon with just 90-days to train on a 100% plant-based diet under the guidance of the hardcore punk icon John Joseph (lead singer of the Cro-Mags). Making this movie forced me to confront the dark demons from my past, including a struggle with drug addiction and subsequent overdose.

I hope this movie will inspire millions worldwide to face their demons head on and heal themselves mentally, physically and spiritually. Much love to you, Brian.

00:00 Trailer.
02:48 Brian’s first meeting with John Joseph.
04:50 John challenges Brian to return to face his demons in New York City.
06:53 Welcome to L.E.S., the ABCDs of survival in the 1980s, the future is unwritten.
11:33 Why John has set himself to join another Ironman challenge, and how he prepared a surprise for Brian – no pressure.
15:18 John makes the challenge even harder.
18:42 Introduction to the “washing machine”: under pressure reveals true character, what are you going to do?
20:34 Where John found the most peaceful, satisfying time of his life: what is the meaning of life?
28:26 Samantha Murphy arrives to put Brian through his paces and fight his demons in the process.
35:43 Brian finally unburdens himself by telling his story to John.
45;11 It’s time for you to man up…. John wants to get an answer as to what is it going to be?
46:12 They say forgiveness can’t change the past, but it will determine your future; it truly is unwritten.
47:10 86 days to go, training starts in earnest.
49:06 Customizing the race bike.
50:45 Don’t die on me: a Freudian slip breaks the tension. Mariana turns her skills to vegan cooking.
52:45 66 days to go…. So, people have drowned before, right?
54:31 Charles R. Poliquin says it’s impossible to be a plant-based power athlete. John is forthright in response.
57:51 Rich Roll, ultra-endurance athlete, comes to the London Real studio.
59:51 Brian confesses to Mariana.
1:01:14 There’s more to Ironman than the endurance.
1:03:23 33 days to go: Suddenly, Brian’s not feeling so good, or positive, and he can’t find the way forward.
1:07:01 Dr. Gabor Matey explains why people become addicted to something and gives words of assurance to Brian.
1:14:12 The mosh pit sends a message to Brian.
1:15:11 Brian makes it to 100K: bring on Chattanooga.
1:15:26 Brian wants to do this alone, but Mariana is worried.
1:17:42 The build up to the race with pre-race preparation and advice.
1:22:31 Race day: It’s time for you to man-up. Tell your mind who is the boss.
1:29:45 Jon McMahon interviews Brian.
1:30:29 Congratulations and praise from Samantha and John.
1:31:59 Can Brian and John now just be, or is this the new addiction?
1:35:35 Brian asks John if he will ever be able to forgive those who abused him as a child.
1:37:38 Mountains in the path will just become pebbles that you can kick away.
1:38:34 John’s main message that he wants to share to everyone.

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christian.felten21
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christian.felten21

i totallyunderstand why you left your wife alone- good job slaying the dragon- a lot of parts of this movie brought tears to my eyes

nac2040514
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nac2040514

Thanks Brian for being so open and candid this movie has inspried me to grow in new ways I have not considered before.

soc99t4
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soc99t4

I grew up in the North Bronx 1960-73 (age 4-17) across the street from Van Cortland Park. Never got downtown that much, played basketball at night under the streetlight on one end of the court. Only seen first 5 minutes of your movie so far but gets me thinking.

Steve
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Steve

wooooooow this was intense

michaelchastings65
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michaelchastings65

Full respect

alanbates14173
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alanbates14173

What an amazing emotional journey. You are both great inspirations and role models. Thank you and keep up the great work.

orcmaster12344
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orcmaster12344

thanks for this movie means a lot to me i need to beat my own demons

dl1thots847
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dl1thots847

this is so human I
love both you guys yall are def my brothers

Geena
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Geena

Wow… Brian , thank you so much for sharing your story. <3 Congratulations, well done on Ironeman. 🙂

zee meng
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zee meng

The iron mind is very encouraging to me! Love this sharing! This really change my thinking for my present and tomorrow!

marcelobalam
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marcelobalam

Amazing story, thanks for sharing Brian! I am very thankful for everything you are doing to help people around the globe! I hope you helped John Joseph with his problems from his childhood, he also need help!

Picikatto
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Brian, I have been following London real for 6-7 years, and I loved the work you did but I never really liked you as a person. Now I understand who you are, people will like you much more after this because you finally showed yourself to us. It must have taken so much courage to admit these things in public, it is stupid to say “Im proud of you” to someone you never met, but Im proud of you man, thank you for this movie, it really moved me. It is a piece of art.

webysea770
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webysea770

Was into this story until the part when you left your wife home. Not just left her home but politely told her she could not go. Broke her heart on camera? Brilliant! After that it was hard to take you serious. So now she can watch you having this once in a lifetime experience with your friends from the comfort of her own couch. How thoughtful Brian. FYI, the real marathon is Marriage. Go buy your wife some flowers.

Robert
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Robert

That’s the influence of Dan Pena who preaches everything has a price. That’s why he is the angry, arragant piece of crap he is…a rich piece of crap.

christian.felten21
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christian.felten21

look at yourself befor you critisize

Martin
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Martin

Wow. Simply wow. One of the most profound and honest documentary I have seen in a long time. Honest and raw. Just like life.

Rossana Pettersén
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I watched the whole movie to the end, thought for some minutes and watched it again. So many lessons and inspiration!! Congratulations, Brian and thank you for making this wonderful film available for all of us. Outstanding work. I wouldn’t be surprised if this film wins a prize …

Basilio
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Basilio

this movie from a panoramic perspective advertises emotional transparency as an allegedly “must” of the token fall of the old world order through the fake manipulative principle of “no pain no gain” that eternalizes the dominant divide & conquer -competitive- tactic of the heartless monstrous & vulturous rulers of this world where critical thinking is under constant attack declaring that the middle human has to suffer to earn success? I deny to play the submissive game of the inhumane establishment of course in a certain way as denial, in general, reflects to ordinary eyes usually no trust & not honor… Read more »

rodrigo-flamenco
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As always, your stuff makes me reflect on a lot of things, thanks for this Brian

Santiago Alejandro Pinzon
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This is TOP quality! The views, the story, the music, the reflections…so much gratitude here. Made be think about a lot of things, thank you again!

rcplascencia967
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rcplascencia967

Very inspiring! Im getting my Business Accelerator completed!

Juan
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Dear Mr. Ross, I have recently finish this movie; I ask myself if this movie is worth watching it. So I did and there one word I would describe the quality of whole movie. Outstanding is the word what I’m looking at. The whole movie turn out more than of I’ve expected. You and other successful people have taught me many things. You were in a tough situation in the past. However, You decided that enough is enough and rise to the top. I ask myself this, what is truly like being on top of the success. For me, I… Read more »