In my family, both immediate and extended, there's a fair amount of people who do endurance events, including sprint triathlons, half marathons, marathon, and Ironmans. Even though there's a lot of us that are out there racing, it's not every day (or any day, really) that one of us qualifies for a world championship.
Earlier this month, The Wife's uncle, Mike, raced in Ironman 70.3 Philippines. He had a torn calf muscle a little while back, so he wasn't expecting anything crazy at this race. He finished with a time of 6:28:05 in the M45-49 age group. He went to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship slot roll down, and ended up with a slot!
So, congrats to Pappy for earning a slot at this year's Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas, NV!