>> Wednesday, November 04, 2009
It’s happened. In Kona, at the IM World Championship a few weeks back, someone finished with a fixed gear single speed bike for the first time in Kona race history.
On a website devoted to fixies, Cory Foulk said this about his race:
This is the bike I finished the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on last Saturday. Never been done on a fixie. I know why - unbelievable effort.
I looked up his results. He finished in 16:34 with a bike split of 8:01 (14.0 mph). I’d say that’s pretty darn good on a single speed!! Not that bright... but pretty darn good!
It wasn’t the first time Cory tried something “different.” He did Kona back in 1996 like this:
Frustrated by finding the Hawaii Ironman crowd "too serious," Cory Foulk decided to make a statement, that is, you don't need ten grand to do the race. How did he prove it? By riding a 61 pound single speed beach cruiser, barefoot, with ten pounds of Jolly Ranchers on board.