Keith Amos of Maryville successfully completed the Louisville Ironman Aug. 31 in Louisville, Ky. The Oak Ridge firefighter and emergency medical technician finished the 2.4-mile, Ohio River-swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon in 15 hours, 34 minutes, 35 seconds. By comparison, overall winner Maximilian Longree of Germany, a professional, came home in 8:33:58. Amos, 48, trained for a year to ready for the endurance test. The following is a summary of the miles Amos covered the last 12 month, and the time it took to do it, in becoming an Ironman:
Swimming: 39.25 miles swam, totaling 35 hours.
Cycling: 1,295 miles cycled, 133.75 hours.
Running: 285 miles ran, 51.25 hours.
Core strength training: 32.75 hours.
Preparation time: 91.5 hours.
Total hours: 344.25
Total miles: 1,619.25