Utah’s Ironman Brothers Push Each Other
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In June, the Radcliffe trio completed their first Ironman together in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Ironman competitors may be pretty rare, but over the last couple of years the popularity of the day-long endurance test has increased. So much so that Robert Radcliffe was able to talk his brothers into doing it.
“Originally I got into triathlon first,” said Robert. “Then my brother Brook got into it, and then my brother Michael. But around Christmas time were talking and felt it would be cool if we all did one together.”
Robert, 34, Brook, 32, and Michael Radcliffe, 20, were all born and raised in Utah. The Cottonwood and Olympus High alums eventually moved away. Robert and Brook now live California, but Michael lives in Salt Lake City and their parents, Ron and Judy, have lived in Holladay for the past 40 years.
In June, the Radcliffe trio completed their first Ironman together in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Robert, the veteran of the bunch, finished in 9:52:10. Brook crossed at 11:24:31, and Michael completed his very first competition in 12:41:17. But while the youngest member of the trio crossed the finish line last, to the Radcliffe family it was more about the experience than the numbers on the clock.
Read more: The Salt Lake Tribune