Cadets Thatcher Shepard and Payton Boylston competed in the 2020 Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. The race included the world's best triathletes and serves as the ultimate race in the sport. Both cadets excelled in their first full distance triathlon. Cadet Shepard finished in 11 hours and 20 minutes and posted the 49th fastest swim out of all 3000+ athletes. Cadet Boylston finished in 11 hours and 58 minutes which placed her 12th in her age group.