Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tomorrow's Danskin Triathlon

Posted by Terry McNichols

We don't normally post on a Saturday, but I saw this article in today's Seattle Times. Jean Verville is a 67-year old woman who is participating in tomorrow's Danskin Triathlon, a race that includes a half-mile swim, a 12.5-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. She is quoted as saying "Aging is not for the faint of heart. Part of meeting that challenge is keeping my courage up. Pushing myself to try new things helps me do that." According to the Times, the Seattle Danskin includes 963 women age 50 or older, 176 who are 60 or older and 17 who are 70-plus, and an 81-year-old who is competing in her eighth Danskin.

Good luck, Jean! You inspire us all to new heights!

(Photo by Matt Coats, Flickr)

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