Behold, an Ironwoman

Behold, an Ironwoman


I want to congratulate my friend and fellow Point swimmer Ruth-Anne on completing the Ironman Cozumel in 16 hours 46 minutes. As an orthopedically challenged swim specialist, I can’t even begin to imagine tackling a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon run… after a 2.4-mile swim.

We open water swimmers occasionally rag on our tri friends for their neoprene fixation, but Ironmen and women are a special breed of endurance athlete. Not to mention, Ruth-Anne continued swimming in Lake Michigan sans-wetsuit through mid-November – longer than me by over a month.

Her triumph in the face of adversity (16 hours 46 minutes!) is captured in a wonderful blog post.

2 Responses to “Behold, an Ironwoman”

  1. Sully

    2010-12-03T19:39:09+00:00

    Congrats Ruth-Anne! I can’t imagine the mental test of biking 112 miles on a 20 mile island!

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