On a very cold, snow-covered day, this brought a little sunshine into my world.
As a triathlete and an avid reader of Sports Illustrated, I was surprised I had never seen this story. However, running across the Tri-Daddy blog, I discovered this very interesting post -- http://tinyurl.com/ycuq9os.
It’s a link to a story written by Barry McDermott that first appeared in SI back in 1979 about an odd, fledgling event known as the Hawaii Iron Man. Take a peak as it is a truly enjoyable read.