Ojai Athlete Qualifies For Ironman Competition

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By Michelaina Johnson

Ojai resident Leroy Thomas recently qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, by winning the Buffalo Springs Lake Half Ironman in Lubbock, Texas. Battling against about 830 participants, Thomas took first in the age 40 to 44 category, and earned fourth overall in the Amateur Division, with a time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. The Half Ironman presented challenges, he said, including

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