The Kona Ironman Chronicles: Lisa Hallett's Story

November 11, 2014 11:39 PM

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I never intended for this to become an annual tradition, writing about the Kona Ironman Triathlon every fall. But every year I return to this event to volunteer as a lifeguard, and every year I come away with a story I want to tell. This year it is Lisa Hallett's story.

As I was preparing to fly to Hawaii a few weeks ago, I read Lisa's story in my local paper, The Seattle Times. In fact, I carried that paper onto the plane with me. I told the story to my wife and then retold it again to the friend who picked us up at the Kona airport. Lisa's story was staying with ...

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