For over three decades the IRONMAN World Championship has brought the world’s best endurance athletes together in competition.
The IRONMAN Triathlon is one event requiring competitors to swim 2.4-miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2-miles raced in that order and without a break and was created during an awards banquet for the Waikiki Swim Club, when John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawai`i, and his wife Judy, began playing with the idea of combining the three toughest endurance races on the island into one race. They decided to issue a challenge to see who the toughest athletes were: swimmers, bikers, or runners. It combines the distances of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the Honolulu Marathon.
At the weekend, for the second time, Chemoxy’s Finance Director, Neil McLoughlin successfully qualified for Kona 2017 at Ironman Weymouth, completing the course in 10:24:49 and coming 3rd in his Division which gives him a qualification slot for the World Championships.
In 2015 Neil completed the course in 10:57:10 and finished 2nd in the run for GB 50-54 group.