Maroon Completes 5th Hawaiian Ironman

Pittsburgh, October 14, 2013 -- Joseph Maroon, MD, clinical professor of neurosurgery and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, completed his fifth Hawaiian Ironman World Championship Triathlon, October 12, in Kona, Hawaii with a time of 16 hours, 3 minutes and 48 seconds.

The Hawaiian Ironman event is widely considered one of the most grueling endurance competitions in the world and consists of a 2.4-mile swim in the ocean, followed by a 112-mile bike ride through the Hawaiian lava fields, and then a 26.2-mile full-marathon.

Dr. Maroon's time placed him 15th in his age division (70-74) and 1,939th overall. In his division, he placed 13th in swimming, 11th in cycling and 16th in the marathon.

Maroon Finishes 2013 Ironman
Joseph Maroon, MD, finishes 2013 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship.

See also:

Sewickley resident completes 5th Ironman World Championship, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Making of an Ironman, Muscle & Body

Demonstrating What It Means to 'Live Well,' Dr. Joseph C. Maroon Enters His 5th Ironman World Championship in Kona HawaiiWall Street Journal

Maroon Taking Ironman ChallengeThe Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Dr. Maroon’s “What It Takes To Be An Ironman,” KDKA Radio Morning News

Activating the Longevity Gene with Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS, Science-Based Nutrition Podcast