Thought you guys might be interested in this little blurb. As someone who's training for Ironman also I was a bit sad for him. He finished the race but missed the cut-off so is not an "official" finisher... (For most of you that don't know most ironmans have a 17 hour cut-off)
Honestly though, I've read about the race conditions that day and it was brutally hot out there. Kona is a very unforgiving race. The fact that he finished despite all of that is still a great accomplishment. 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run is nothing to sneeze at. Someone on another site mentioned he got pretty sick on the run and couldn't keep his nutrition down.
Still a great symbol of what one can do though if you set your mind to something!