8/30/2015 - MMS Cross Country Coach Wins IRONMAN
On August 30, 2015, Memorial Middle School cross country coach Kathi Peck won the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Austria for her gender and age category (65-69). This was the first time the world championship was held in Europe.
Peck completed the 1.9km (1.2 miles) swim in 00:36:41; the 90km (56 miles) bike ride in 03:17:30; and the 21km (13.1 miles) run in 02:19:30 to finish the triathlon in 06:29:25, just under six and one-half hours.
Kathi has been the cross country coach at Memorial for years, along with her husband, Ron.
More than 1,800 athletes from around the world competed at this prestigious race. Participants in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship ranged in age from 18 to 70-plus, and represented over 50 countries.