IamA "Fastest Jew on Ice", National Skeleton Athlete of Israel, AMA!
My short bio: I'm AJ Edelman, a national skeleton athlete of Israel, also known as the Hebrew Hammer. I race almost 90mph on a "lunch tray with hockey blades" down a 1 mile bobsled track, in a suit which is too tight even by Miley Cyrus standards.
My personal mission is to inspire other Israelis/Jews to participate in sport, and act as an ambassador for our community, people, and homeland. I hope that by raising the profile of my journey, I can parlay that success into establishing a sports foundation to benefit athletes from communities which do not invest or place an emphasis on athletic excellence.
Fun fact: I am a former college ice hockey goalie and NGA Natural bodybuilder. I'm also an avid Otaku, and love all things tech and anime. My helmet features Lelouch (Geass), Hatsune Miku, Goku (SSJ3 form from DBZ), and Setsuna (Gundam 00), alongside Theodore Herzl. I also work full time as a Product Manager at Oracle. I train in Calgary, Canada, and Park City, Utah, and my travels have taken me all over the world. I have flown almost 200k miles this past year.
Shameless plug: My seasons cost $40,000 and I fund everything myself, from travel, to coaching, to equipment. To support my season i've launched a tax-deductible indiegogo campaign. Please consider sharing it or getting involved. ( IsraelSkeleton.com/go )
A bit about me: IsraelSkeleton.com/about
- Every day I post recaps of the training and goals on my snapchat: hgeek23, and sometimes on my fb, facebook.com/IsraelSkeletonAJ
My Proof: IsraelSkeleton.com/go, https://twitter.com/IsraelSkeleton/status/636670923400056832