A pair of Utahns, South Jordan's Dean Bullock and Lyle Anderson of Hurricane, are among the seven winners of the 2013 Kona Inspired Program, the IRONMAN organization announced Wednesday.
The honor means that Bullock, who has brain cancer, and Anderson, who has multiple sclerosis, will get a spot to compete in the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship triathlon on Oct. 12, 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The championship requires to competitors to bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles and swim 2.4 miles.
The Kona Inspired Program was created in 2012 to provide a platform for "Kona dreamers" to share their stories of how they represent the IRONMAN mantra that anything is possible. A group of 45 finalists were selected from stories submitted to IRONMAN, and the general public was invited to vote for its favorites.