This is one of my athletes, Ben. He struggled with his weight, due to his inconsistencies in training. Once he got a slot for Kona, he got serious. He went 12:56:00 on a very challenging day! Below is a photo of his weight loss progression, which he shared with me. I am really proud of all he's done, and hope to see it continue.
From left to right, March 06, March 07, June 08, July 08, October 08 (KONA!) Click on the photo to see it better...