The Ironman

Keith Amos of Maryville completed the Louisville Ironman triathalon Aug. 31.

Photo by Brandon Shinn

Keith Amos of Maryville completed the Louisville Ironman triathalon Aug. 31.

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

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