Lakes Region endurance test
Ironman athlete pushes limits for Make-A-Wish
Athletes compete in the cycling leg of the Ironman 70.3 Timberman competition off of Ellacoya Beach in Gilford on Sunday. (DAN SEUFERT/Union Leader Correspondent)
"I had done a smattering of 5K and 10K races, and I started swimming, so a triathlon seemed like a perfect idea as I turned 41," she said.
"It was a matter of mind over matter, and I was thinking, there are lots of Make-A-Wish families who would love to see a finish line that they could reach to cure their loved ones, and I thought of my two girls, and I made it."
In its 13th year in Gilford, the Ironman 70.3 Timberman triathlon had 2,600 competitors. The triathlon was won by favorite Andy Potts of Colorado Springs, Colo., with a time of 3:53.
The women's winner was Melissa Hauschildt of Australia, with a time of 4:12:49. Concord's Amber Ferreira was the third woman to finish, coming in with a time of 4:26:54.
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