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My turn: Local Ironman finisher tells story of epic journey


September 30, 2020

HAVING COMPLETED the 114-mile bike leg, Ken Bronson changes into running gear in the transition area of the Best of the West Triathlon area at Lewis Creek Park. From left are wife Fran Bronson, daughter Tori and sister Janet.

By Ken Bronson

Thousands have embarked on the Ironman pilgrimage. They have armed themselves with gadgets for their bike; they have worked with coaches and training partners; they have viewed inspirational videos; and they have gleaned insight from fellow triathletes.

All of this with one goal: to reach the cherished finish line and be anointed with this pronouncement: "You Are an Ironman."

But what happens when a world pandemic changes everything? Can anyone ascend to this mountain of intention under a COVID-19 regime? Maybe?

An Ironman.

Thought by many as one of the more grueling tas...

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