Right Attitude No Doubt
October 20, 2004
Sheila Isaacs, the 67- year-old triathlete from Shoreham, completed her quest to become the first person to finish a triathlon in every state. On Saturday, Isaacs finished the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii. Isaacs covered the 2.4- mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 16 hours, 54 minutes, 55 seconds - just five minutes and five seconds shy of the 17-hour cutoff time. There were 1,730 competitors in the race, which was won by two German athletes, Normann Stadler (8:33:29) and Nina Kraft (9:33:25).
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
He knows only The Cause.
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