The Original "Iron Man" Sanction Packet
The original 1978 Hawaii Iron Man (sic) event permit. It’s arguably true that without this document, the Ironman – perhaps even triathlon as an organized international sport -- might not exist today. It would be going a bit far, however, to call Mr. D.E. Parsons, Small Boats Harbor Manager in Oahu, the father of triathlon. He played an unwittingly key role, however. Wonder if he knows?