Grant Kenny - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Grant Kenny

Surf Lifesaving (January 1995)

The king of Ironman racing, Grant followed in his famous father's footsteps dominating a golden era for surf sport. In 1980, Kenny at the age of 16 and still at Maroochydore High School became the first athlete ever to win a national junior and senior Ironman title on the same day.

He dominated the senior title for the next 3 years. Kenny was also a bronze medallist in the K2 1000 metre kayak event at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.