Glenn Hartrick was paralyzed four years ago when a car made an illegal u-turn in front of him while he was out cycling. Glenn was an Ironman before his injury, came back to complete Ironman Florida and is now racing for the very first time in Kona.
Kiwi Braden Currie beat Javier Gomez at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns, going 7:54 and running sub-2:40, so he comes in to the Ironman World Championship with confidence that he can go head to head with the best in the sport, and is looking to have a great race.
Anne Haug is racing Kona for the first time. After a 30th place in Rio at the Olympics, she moved to Ironman 70.3 and won her first race at Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote while breaking the run course record by four minutes. At Ironman Frankfurt she was fourth and at Ironman 70.3 Worlds she was third wit...
Marcus Cook was a jelly donut or twelve shy of 500 pounds-yep 500 pounds- and completed an Ironman less than two years later. Does our sport change lives for the better every single day? Marcus Cook is a living, breathing, racing Kona example!!