All of us at 2Toms are very proud and honored to have sponsored Tony Rich, a 2Toms endurance athlete, in his attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest indoor Ironman.
Tony’s 2nd indoor Ironman and first Guinness World Record attempt took place on August 3, 2013 at the Oak Square YMCA in Brighton, Massachusetts to benefit the 2013 Oak Square YMCA Reach Out Campaign. In 2015, Tony Rich attempted to break the Guinness World Record time for the fastest time to complete an Ironman triathlon indoors; A 2.4 mile swim in the pool, 112 mile indoor bike ride, and a 26.2 treadmill marathon without stopping. The record is 8 hours fat. Tony came close, and completed it in 8:19:11. Thus the record still stands. This year on Sunday, September 18, Tony will be back to try to make in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest time for a male to complete the indoor Ironman, and raise $5,000 in support of the Oak Square YMCA’s 2016 Annual Fund and our adaptive wellness programs
Tony started his career as an endurance athlete over 10 years ago. He has completed over 100 long course endurance events including numerous 70.3 races, over 30 Marathons (PR 3:14:46) of which, 10 are consecutive Boston Marathon Finishes.
In July 2011, Tony completed his first indoor Ironman and raised $6,000 for the Oak Square YMCA Reach Out Campaign. He swam 169 pool lengths, biked 112 miles on a computrainer and did a treadmill marathon in 10 hours and 13 minutes. This year, in order to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest indoor Ironman, Tony must complete the event in 8 hours, shaving 2 hours off his 2011 time. His new fundraising goal is $10,000.
When asked why he continues to do indoor Ironman, Rich stated, “Helping the people in need in my own community is a cause very important to me.” He added, “Completing an Ironman in 8 hours is a monumental task, but I’m confident I will do it.”
To support Tony and the 2013 Reach Out Campaign visit the Oak Square YMCA fundraising page, www.IronTony.com. More Info can be found here: http://ppmworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Iron-Tony-2016.pdf