I went cycling with Harriet Anderson, women’s 75-80 Ironman World Champion, last weekend and got dropped on every hill.
She’s my hero.
Here’s an excerpt from her latest article on the Athleta Chi blog:
I had expected to do one Kona Ironman, but I fell in love with the race and I have returned nineteen times since 1989. I feel so lucky to have placed in the top five of my age divisions in every race in Kona. Since 2000, I have won my age division ten times. I have never set an age group record, but I will keep trying. I will return for my 20th Kona Ironman race on October 8th, 2011.
She’s my mentor, my inspiration, my friend.