Ben Kanute’s “Damn Near Perfect” Record-Setting Day
- Ben Kanute, in his second attempt at the full Iron distance, broke the American record with a time of 7:37:01.
- Kanute and his coach, Jim Vance, had set a goal of breaking the record and executed their race plan perfectly.
- The previous American record of 7:44:29 was set by Timothy O’Donnell in 2013.
- Kanute had a strong swim, coming out of the water in 50 minutes and 11 seconds.
- He then had a fast bike split of 4 hours, 3 minutes, and 33 seconds.
- Kanute finished with a solid run, completing the marathon in 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 32 seconds.
Trifindr’s hot take:
Ben Kanute’s stellar performance at the full Iron distance is truly remarkable. Breaking the American record in only his second attempt is an impressive feat. Kanute’s dedication and hard work, combined with the excellent guidance of his coach Jim Vance, have clearly paid off. This record-setting day is a testament to Kanute’s skill and potential in the world of triathlon. We look forward to seeing what he will achieve in the future.