Andy Potts, who swam and ran track for Michigan in the late 90s/early 2000s is first out of the water at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Looks like he'll have a lead of about 2-3 minutes after the 2.4 mile swim (he finished in about 49:45). It's not the first time he's been first out of the water at this race, and he's had a top-10 finish before. Still a 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run to go. You can't win the race in the water, but you can lose it.
I know it's gameday for football and the Tigers, but I thought Potts deserves some props here, especially from any MGoTriathletes on the board.
good luck with that