King shines at Ironman World Championship

Brett King

On Oct. 14, 2017, Capt. Brett King competed in the Ironman World Championship held annually in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Considered by most triathletes to be one of the toughest and most grueling endurance races in the world, this year marked the 39th edition of the event.

The races 2.4-mile swim through the ever-changing currents of Kailua Bay, 112-mile bike while being surrounded by heat-soaking lava rock and 45 mph head-and-cross winds and a 26.2-mile marathon in shirt-soaking humidity, makes the world championship arguably the planet’s most difficult single-day sporting event.

King, a 2006 graduate of Warren Area High School, now stationed at Beale Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA, won the Military Division with a time of 9:15.16. He finished ninth overall in his age group and 69th overall out of more than 2300 participants. This was the second time he completed the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. His previous effort was in 2016, where he finished the course is 10:18.15

The Ironman World Championships will be televised on NBC Dec. 9 at 2:30 EDT.

He is the son of Ed and Sue King of Warren.