Moleda

Ironmen Jason Gradyan and Carlos Moleda

On Saturday, Oct. 10, in Kona, Hawaii, Carlos Moleda, cinched his fifth Ironman World Championship in the handcycle division, at age 53, with a finish time of 11:32:34. Second place finisher was Jason Gradyan with a time of 14:36:25.

In a July 2010 New Mobility feature on Moleda, a T12 complete paraplegic and retired Navy SEAL, he said that he had retired after winning his fourth Ironman World Championship in 2005 to spend more time with his family and live a more balanced life, but the pull of Ironman competition — a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, followed by a marathon — is strong and