Mr. Brady Murray - B.S., Accounting, 2005 - Meridian, ID
Brady Murray will get a chance to compete in his second full Ironman. And the Cache Valley native, who now
lives in Boise, Idaho, will be doing it at the Ironman World Championship this October in Kona, Hawaii.
Murray gained entry by winning a spot in a video competition called Kona Inspired. Before entering the video
contest, Murray had founded an organization called Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS Racing).
The 33-year-old father of three has a son, Nash, with Down Syndrome. Brady and Nash were in a 90-second
video and survived several rounds of online voting. There were 105 videos at the beginning of the contest. The
final round of voting ended last Sunday. “We just found out the results. We won!!!” Murray wrote in an email
to The Herald Journal. Murray also thanked all of those that made it possible by voting. The Preston High and
Utah State University graduate competed in his first full Ironman last month in St. George. He has done half
marathons and has been using them as a way to bring awareness to the cause he supports. A full Ironman is a
2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run. The main reason he wants to compete in Kona is
the chance for more exposure and the opportunity to tell his story on a national television broadcast by NBC.
“We’ll be able to tell these kids’ story to the world,” Murray said.