An Orillia school teacher is an Ironman Champion.

Jonathan McMillan was the first racer out of 1,300 to cross the finish line yesterday afternoon at the full-Ironman triathlon in Huntsville. He says he’s never seen a crowd show their emotion like they did for him as he reached the finish line.

McMillan started in the water at 6:45am and finished his swim, bike, and run just shortly after 4:00pm.