Update July 9, 2015: James has successfully completed 34 full Ironman distances in 34 days in 34 states. That means he’s successfully crushed the previous Guinness World Record of 22 Ironman races completed in one year, a record which by the way, he held. Follow his progress on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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Watch where it all begun in State #1, Day #1, and Ironman #1: Hawaii…

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During summer vacation, many families plan to hit the nearest beach to make sand castles. But James Lawrence (the Iron Cowboy) has a different plan for his family. This summer, he plans on breaking yet another Guinness World Record. And it’s a world record most of us cannot even fathom: he’s doing 50 full Ironman distances in 50 days in 50 states. (For those counting, an Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.2-mile run. James will completing 50 of these. Yes, we’ll say it again: 50.)

James is also bringing his family as his sideline champions, and he’s also looking to add onto his entourage of supporters to help make this incredible goal a reality.

If you want to be a part of the journey, you can sign up to host James in your home! James will be traveling with 15 crew members, including his wife and five children. But don’t worry, you don’t need space for all 15! As long as you can host The Iron Cowboy comfortably, we’d love your help. There will be two support motorhomes large enough for the crew to sleep in, but any room in your home will be a much-needed break from the road (and sleeping on a tour bus) for this inspiring athlete. After all, there’s no better place to rest up and recover than in a true home.

See James’ route starting in Kauai, Hawaii and then up to Anchorage, Alaska, down the West Coast, through the Southeast, up the East Coast, and across the Midwest.

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Can’t host but want to still be a part of James’ journey? Great! James will need cheerleaders, friendly faces to welcome him along his route, and fellow athletes to swim, bike, and run alongside him. Sign up here to be a part of the journey, even if it is just for a few miles.

You can also follow James on Twitter @IronCowboy for updates on his journey.

We can’t wait to witness history with you, James!