Massapequan Dominick Olivero remembers watching the famed Ironman triathlon of Hawaii when it was first televised back in the 1980s on Wide World of Sports and dreamed one day of doing it. Last month, he finally lived his dream—but his journey took many unexpected turns along the way.
The Ironman race began as a bet to see who were the fittest; swimmers, runners or cyclists. To settle the debate, U.S. Naval Commander John Collins and his wife Judy issued a challenge to competitors: “swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles and brag the rest of your life.” [Read more...]