"It’s like the saying goes: ‘If you want something done, ask a busy woman to do it.'"
"Obviously this was difficult."
She’d wake up, run the marathon, then board a plane to the next location.
I would do it again. Just faster.
There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about the 'legacy' of these athletes, of the social progress which comes from events like these and of the lessons they teach us all. It would be nice to think that their legacy is global and profound, that it challenges perspectives, shifts attitudes and redresses relationships.
Ever since I started competing in endurance sports back in 2007, I've really enjoyed the training, dedication, and overall challenge of this style of racing. After crossing the finish line in my first Ironman triathlon, I knew that I wanted to race in many more endurance events.