FEATURES

The "One & Done" Pro...

johnkelly.png

ED. Here is a cool story we found on triathlete.com. It's about a guy named John Kelly, who is making his pro debut today at Ironman Arizona, immediately after which he plans to retire from the sport.

 

By Sarah Wasserman Flynn (triathlete.com)

 

When it comes to racing as a professional triathlete, John Kelly’s triathlon career will be one and done.


John Kelly is a standout age-grouper triathlete who has had a very impressive 2018: multiple podium finishes, an 8:58 Ironman PR, and a world championship title. In some of his key races, including Ironman Mont-Tremblant, he posted bike and run splits faster than some men in the professional field. So it’s no surprise that Kelly, 33, has decided to step up and race as a pro himself....

 


But here’s the thing: Kelly, of Rockville, Maryland, will start with the pro field at Ironman Arizona. And once he crosses the finish line, he will end his career as a professional triathlete. Last month, Kelly took to Instagram to announce his plans to hang up his tri kit and focus on ultrarunning, at least for the foreseeable future.


“I’m officially a pro triathlete,” he wrote on October 29. “Racing in one and only one race at Ironman Arizona.” READ MORE

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
Please update your Flash Player to view content.