Being the 1st American sub-8
 

Being the 1st American sub-8

05/11/2013 in General, Giving Back, Race Reviews
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I will post my race report on Thursday as this is all still sinking in and I continue to collect photos from the race.

The race for an American to go sub-8 was relaunched last year after years of dormancy when I punched the sky winning Ironman Florida winning in 8:06. This spring it became a lot more real when Tim O’Donnell narrowly missed going sub-8 charging to a win at Ironman Brazil in 8:01:32. This time became the fastest time in American history passing up Dave Scott’s Strongman Japan American record set decades ago. This all became history this weekend when I crossed the line in 7:55:22 becoming the first American to break 8-hours and only the second athlete from the Western Hemisphere (Peter Reid).

I am speechless and thankful for all the support from my wife, family, coaches, friends, and sponsors, both past and present. This has been a long journey and I just am really thankful right now.

Dreams Achieved,

Andrew

10 Comments
  • Chad Holderbaum 17:30h, 05 November Reply

    Congrats man. Nice racing with you out there on Saturday. Keep raising the bar!

  • starykowicz 06:27h, 06 November Reply

    Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http://t.co/kxZIFJftMQ

  • sr_240 06:32h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • triChronicle 06:43h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • andresing75 07:19h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • Timbercool 07:26h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • thebadbrady 08:04h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • RetoCoaching 09:39h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • ckrunning 15:14h, 06 November Reply

    RT @starykowicz: Incredible, 1st American to break 8 hours! A new era in American triathlon. @DaveScott6x @MarkAllenOnline @timdeboom http:…

  • Robby 09:03h, 13 November Reply

    Good Job, way to Boiler Up and represent!

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