On February 18, 1978, 15 competitors, including Collins himself, arrived on the shores of Waikiki to face the first "Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon". Before the race, each athlete was given three sheets of paper with some rules and a description of the route. Handwritten on the last page is an exhortation: Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life that today is a real registered trademark. As a result of this anecdote the triathlon was conceived and it was also one of the most coveted competitions of this discipline because it was the most difficult for any athlete who put themselves through it.
Only the winner of Kona will be an Ironman
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THE NIGHT BEFORE I SLEEP BADLY, BUT WHEN I FEEL THE COLD SAND AND WET UNDER MY FEET, THE TENSION GOES AWAY. IT'S ALL AUTOMATIC, BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO.