Title

Two Maine residents have made it to the finals of the Ironman World Championship

Authors

Alison Bulman

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

10-2003

Pages

61-65

Abstract

Two Maine residents have made it to the finals of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in the last three years, and a third will compete this year. Steve Fluet is a 45-year-old Brunswick native and five-time All-American triathlete. He has completed 11 Ironman championships around the world, and is one of the most sought-after trainers of triathletes. Rob Smith of Cape Elizabeth, also 45, has completed four Ironmans, and is one of the top 10 triathletes his age in the country. Both Fluet and Smith have opted out of the championship this year to qualify instead for the event in 2004. That makes Richard Bulman, 39, Maine's only Iron Man participant. Relatively new to triathalons, Bulman won a coveted spot in the championship through a lottery. Bulman, who recently moved to Portland to launch a national health and fitness magazine, will compete on Oct. 18. The event consists of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running.

Subjects

Athletes, Fluet, Steve, Smith, Rob

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