The temperate climate, high elevation and stunning views attract athletes from around the world to train: former speed skater Apolo Ohno trained for his first Ironman here, and four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington rents a home in North Boulder.
The crowd inside El Montaņes, a bar and restaurant in Farellones, Chile, is standing room only. There are more people outside, cajoling the security staff in a vain attempt to get in. They’re the unlucky ones, the ones without tickets to the hottest night of the austral winter.
Clark had his first experience with alcohol at age 13; from then on he continued to struggle with alcohol on and off for years. In the late ’90s, despite being a successful businessman with a wife and twins, Clark was still medicating himself with alcohol and pills.