Just read the article and checked out the times of Tina Ament in the Ironman Triathalon World Championships this past October in Hawaii. The course includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike pedal and a marathon of 26.2 miles. For many, the completion time is well in excess of 17 hours. Her time was 16:18:05. Amazing! The swim would be the most difficult for me, and, of course, I would need a set of those plastic water wings to compete. My time would probably be measured in days not hours, if I was lucky. Of course I did my training swimming in the Boys' Club pool, riding the neighborhood on my JC Higgins and running a bit at the mouth. I have a feeling this is not the degree of long years of training she puts into her effort. Oh well, at least I can sit back and greatly admire athletes like her. She must be an amazing person. Oh, did I mention, she's blind. Astounding!