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A 78-year-old Mormon Iron Man
Max Burdick is 78 years old. He stands 5-foot-7 and weighs about 135 pounds. He's also deaf and wears hearing aids in both ears. In fact, he looks much more like the grandfather he is than like a world-class athlete. But amazingly enough, Burdick has proven his athletic prowess by repeatedly participating in one of the most difficult and challenging sports in the world, the triathlon. The triathlon is a grueling competition that combines a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run, all completed back-to-back. The most famous triathlon competition is the Ironman held each year in Kona, Hawaii and which attracts elite triathletes from all over the world, including Burdick.

LDS Amateur Golfer Preps for PGA with Psychologist, Utah Amateur
The famous baseball player Yogi Berra is often quoted as saying that the game of baseball is "90% mental and the other half is physical." While few can argue with, or even understand, this statement, West Bountiful golfer Scott Hailes firmly believes that the mental part of his game is certainly important enough to focus on. Hailes, who is probably turning pro next year, may be competing in his last Utah Men's State Amateur golf tournament this week. As part of his preparation, Hailes has been working with noted sports psychologist Jay Brunza to help him get his mind focused and his game in shape.

Gary Howard to Retire as Golf Coach
K. Fred Skousen, vice president for advancement at Brigham Young University, announced the retirement of Gary R. Howard as longtime women's head golf coach, effective August 31.

BYU-Hawaii Hosts Tourney Sport USA
BYU-Hawaii hosts almost as many people during summer sports camps as it enrolls during the regular school year. Between June 24 and July 24, Tourney Sport USA is holding Hawaiian Classic competitions here. High school athletes from every state will be involved in Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis and Soccer camps. A golf classic is also held on Maui.

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