American Ironman champion Jordan Rapp by the numbers.
This article was originally published in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Inside Triathlon magazine.
In 2010, just a few months after Jordan “Rappstar” Rapp’s second Ironman victory (2009 Ironman Arizona), Rapp was hit by a car while on a training ride in Oxnard, Calif. He was left for dead on the side of the road with several fractures and two jugular veins severed. He made one of the most impressive comebacks the sport has ever seen, getting back to the start line of Ironman Arizona that same year and finishing fourth. He has since seen growing success in long course: winning Ironman Canada and the ITU Long Distance World Championship in 2011, and Ironman Texas and Ironman U.S. Championship in New York City in 2012.
7: Pro seasons
243: Number of days between the crash and his first Ironman back
293 watts: Highest average power for 112 miles (at 2012 Ironman Texas)
20K time trial: Hardest bike workout
3:03 a.m.: The time he woke up for Ironman New York
FIVE: Number of Ironman wins
2:55:32 (or 6:42 min/mile): Fastest marathon before the crash (2009 Ironman Canada)
2:46:55 (or 6:22 min/mile): Fastest marathon after the crash (2012 Ironman Texas)
5,220 yards: Distance he swam in one hour to win the 30-34 age group at the USMS Long Distance National Championships (aka “The Postal Swim”)