02/09/2013 07:15 am ET

Finding Longevity In Long Course

We all know local runners who return to the same marathon year after year, racking up an impressive string of consecutive finishes over one or two decades. Triathlon is also full of guys who brave the elements, injuries and the wrath of their spouses by showing up without fail to the same sprint, Olympic-distance or Ironman every year. But none of their feats is as impressive -- or likely ever to be matched -- as the Ironman streak of former pro-turned-age-grouper Ken Glah.

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