John Dunbar is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Ironman triathlete.
The competitive struggle between Dunbar and the fourteen other athletes in the 1979 race was profiled in a ten page, 6,175 word article titled "IRONMAN" in the May 14, 1979 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine that is widely credited with launching triathlons into public prominence.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Famous Triathletes: John Dunbar". triathlonfacts.com. http://triathlonfacts.com/famous-triathletes-john-dunbar/.
- McDermott, Barry (May 14, 1979). "IRONMAN". http://www.si.com/vault/1979/05/14/823621/ironman-to-earn-that-title-tom-warren-victoriously-swam-24-miles-through-rough-seas-bicycled-112-miles-and-ran-a-marathon-all-in-a-single-day-of-agony.
- Tinley, Scott (January 7, 2014). "The Pen that Launched a Thousand Triathlons". trihistory.com. http://trihistory.com/features/pen-launched-thousand-triathlons/.
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