Kona Iron Man World Championship

Congrats to Coach Dave Hippensteel and Athlete Carol Hippensteel! There oldest son Jon Hippensteel raced yesterday in the Kona Iron Man World Championship and finished in 12:45:29! I can’t imagine the joy you guys are feeling right now and we are just so happy for you!! 

Jon was running to raise money through More than Sport, a non-profit that’s partnered with  Lift Up America and Ambassadors of Compassion.  You can see more and give here:


Here are a few things Jon had to say before the race:

“I can hardly wait. I’ve known about this race since I was 5 years old, thought about it since I was 15, but never thought even finishing one was possible when I was 20. Tomorrow, I fly to an island in the middle of the Pacific to live a dream. Tomorrow, I go to Kona to race on October 13th in the Hawaii Ironman World Championship. I’ll always remember watching my DAD race triathlons when I was growing up. And I’ll never forget my first day of Triathlon Class with Coach Lydia Graham. They are my inspiration.”

Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.

“CEASE STRIVING AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:8-10 NASB)


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