Matt Russell: 6th-Place Kona Finish Was “Icing on the Cake”

Russell got his best-ever Ironman World Championship finish one year after nearly losing his life on the same Kona course.

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American Matt Russell was involved in a horrific accident during the bike leg of the 2017 Ironman World Championship. Simply making it to the starting line was an incredible story, but Russell added icing to the cake by finishing sixth on the fastest day of racing in Ironman World Championship history.