October 24, 2013
After finishing 15 Ironmans, the author got a chance to compete in the Super Bowl of triathlons earlier this month.
Courtesy of Rich Donnelly

When the race began in 1978 on the shores of Oahu's Waikiki Beach, John Collins gave each racer for the inaugural Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon a brief set of instructions, the last of which read: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!" And after finishing on Ali'i Drive in 15:58:48, I secured my bragging rights.

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