Eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno completed the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 9 hours, 52 minutes, 27 seconds, on Oct. 11.
NBC profiled Ohno’s transformation from retired short track speed skater to a triathlete who swam 2.4 miles (1:00:29), biked 112 miles (5:07:15) and ran a marathon (3:36:41) back to back to back. He finished within an hour of the women’s elite winner.
Ohno’s time was much faster than a pair of celebrities from the 2013 Ironman — former NFL wide receiver Hines Ward (13:08:15) and chef Gordon Ramsay (14:04:08).
As you can see, Ohno benefited greatly from the training advice of retired eight-time Ironman world champion Paula Newby-Fraser.