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From frontman to Ironman

Punk rocker John Joseph's years of hard living serve him well in new passion

Updated: March 11, 2013, 1:05 PM ET
By Jeff Harder | Triathlete.com

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nderneath the spires of two traffic-choked bridges, the grimy chop of the East River laps at the rocks along the waterline of Brooklyn Bridge Park. You'd definitely need a dose of antibiotics if you swam across to Manhattan. And if this were the old New York -- the New York that made John Joseph who he is today -- you might have seen a body or two wash up on those rocks.

Clad in vegan Nikes and a black T-shirt with the words Plant Strong printed across the chest, ...

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