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HIU Alum Conquers Ironman Triathalon While Battling Brain Cancer

Posted: October 28, 2020

HIU alumnus Jay Hewitt (BA ’03) has been preparing for the Ironman triathlon since his first day of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in August 2019. On October 9, 2020 he finally crossed the finish line. Jay completed the IRONMAN VR Kona virtual race as an IRONMAN Foundation athlete in 13 hours 40 mins and 54 seconds. 

His remarkably inspiring “IronDad” story has been featured in several local and national news sites, including the OC Register, Newsweek, and ESPN’s SportsCenter, see video below.