Is it a good thing to be ranked No. 40? You better believe it is — especially if it means you’re the 40th fastest person in the world when graded among your peers at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, which took place this summer in Austria.
Airport Facilities Director Randy K. has no need to wear a jet pack. He can swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and run 13.1 miles all together faster than most people could even imagine.
So what lit a fire under Randy, so to speak? It all happened during a vacation in Hawaii.
“My wife and I were on a sightseeing walk in Hawaii when this guy ran by us at a pretty good clip,” Randy recalls. “Soon enough, more racers followed and we soon found ourselves cheering on participants in the Lava Man triathlon. I was so impressed by how fast the lead guy ran by that I did some research and discovered he was Chris McCormack.”