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Mokena resident Mike Mendoza, a veteran who was wounded during military combat, is well on his way to breaking the Guinness World Record for most half Ironman races run in a single year. He completed his 12th of the year in early July. Photos Submitted
Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter
12:15 pm CDT July 18, 2017
The grenade hurled by an insurgent in Iraq couldn’t stop Mike Mendoza. So, a Guinness World Record should be a walk in the park — or, rather, a 70.3-mile swim, bike, run in the park.