Monday, August 07, 2006

Famous People Tri-ing

Well well well.

I found out today that one of the competitors in my little race on Saturday morning is famous! Bob Scott holds 2

WORLD RECORDS!!!!

in the Kona Hawaii Ironman compitition.

He hold the record in the 70-74 and 75-79 age categories, finishing in 12:59 and 13:27 respectively in 2001 and 2005.

How cool is that! I noticed the Ironman stickers on his super fancy bike and asked how many Ironman's he had done which was 8....but I didn't find out anything more about him until today.

Seriously. How cool is that!

8 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

wow!! that's impressive!

how'd he fair in your tri?

LeahC said...

he was 7th of the male competitors out of 22. not bad!

Haight said...

Tell him to make a blog...we need senior contributors

Bridgette said...

Wow, so the 'pro' didn't win, eh? Weird! How did he find out about it?

LeahC said...

ah but you can be good at long distance races and then not great at sprint races....plus he's 75 years old up against 20 something kids :-)

I don't know how he found out about, but I guess he just lives around the lab and word of mouth got to him.

Thomas said...

Wow, a world-record holder, that's quite some story. I'm sure I've never run into a double world-record holder, knowingly or not.

Susan said...

that is very cool!

James & Kenya the Duck Toller. said...

Very cool!