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New Lenox resident Michael Boyle competed with an elite class of athletes from around the world at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii last month. Photo Submitted
Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter
11:08 am CST November 27, 2017

Twenty years ago or so, Michael Boyle, of New Lenox, happened to be upon the IRONMAN World Championship on television.

Right away, Boyle was taken in by the extreme nature of the sport. But he also was captivated by the emotion of it. He remembers one of the athletes, a woman who was well known to the sport, was struggling during the race.