Tag: Linda Sweeney
Thom Hunt set the indoor record for the mile in high school (4:02.7), was a seven-time NCAA All-American and set the American Record for 10,000 meters on the roads in 1981 with a 28:12. He was also Linda Sweeney’s boyfriend in 1981 and followed her on race day throughout the bike and run on a rented moped.
She only used two gears during the bike ride and had a basket on the front to keep her towel, her cassettes and her cassette player. White Punks on Dope was top of mind. From the reading the materials, Linda Sweeney thought the Ironman course in Hawaii was totally flat. Not quite. It’s hard to believe it has been 30 years since Sweeney won her first- and only- Ironman race.