The grandson of WA football legend Percy Johnson produced an emotional victory at Busselton’s half-ironman, just a day after the ruck great’s passing. Brett Johnson collapsed to the ground in tears and embraced his family on the sidelines after taking out the half-ironman event at the Ironman 70.3 on Sunday. It came after his grandfather, a WA Football Hall of Fame member, passed away on Saturday aged 88 after a 12-month battle with cancer. “It’s been a really hard few days and it just means the world to me today to be here and do this race in his honour,” said Johnson, who clocked in at 4:03.33. “Yesterday was a big day and just to come out here and perform the way I did, hit the goal I set for myself, was great. “I knew if I kept rolling along and chipping away at each kilometre I’d make it. To win is really always worth it after putting the hours in training in the lead-up.” Johnson was a dominant force as he exited the swim leg in the top end, but a cross wind during the bike ride did him no favours. But chipping away with dedication saw him finish with a barnstorming run to take out the title.