From the archives: The original "Hawaiian Iron-Man Triathlon"
A dive through the old newspapers.
For this week’s Sunday evening newsletter, we’re doing something short and fun: A dive through the archives in honor of yesterday’s 45th anniversary of the first “Iron-Man triathlon.”
The story goes that on Feb. 18, 1978 Judy and John Collins hosted the first 140-mile event on Oahu; “we’ll call whoever finishes the Iron Man.” Fifteen athletes started, 12…
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