IN 1999, ROB Cummins sat on his couch flicking through channels, smoking a cigarette and nursing a hangover.
He landed on coverage of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii – the latest installment of which took place last weekend.
After watching the grueling race (comprising of a 3.9km swim, 180km bike and a marathon) he decided to make a small change to his lifestyle that would go on to alter the course of his life – he gave up cigarettes.
Now, almost 20 years on, Cummins is attempting to reach the start-line of Kona for the third time, attempting to bounce back from a back surgery a few years ago.
This is the story of how a 60-a-day smoker found himself Chasing Kona.Source: The42.ie/YouTube