In 2010, the year Mary was to turn 60, she decided to do something “monumental” to celebrate surviving cancer. The idea she settled on: competing in an Ironman triathlon. She had no expectation to win the famously grueling endurance race that combines a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run. But she was still alive, so why not try?
In the past seven years, Mary has competed in 9 Ironman competitions and over 20 other triathlons. She’s also raced across the country as part of a four-woman team for Race Across America (RAAM), one of the most respected and longest-running ultra-endurance bicycling events in the world.
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