Brent McMahon announced today via Facebook, post-race, that he had pulled out of the 2017 Ironman World Championship due to a box jellyfish sting. In the Facebook post, the 37-year-old said the sting “made it hard to breath, eat and pedal with any effort”.
It’s another year of disappointment in Kona for McMahon as last year the two-time Olympian was penalized for drafting and subsequently fell out of contention
Despite the unfortunate result, McMahon appears to be in good spirits. He ended his post with the following: “That?s life, it?s been a rough year but onward and upwards”.