Tri-ing in the Holy Land

The ramblings of a struggling triathlete in Israel

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I'm the mother of 3, a teacher and a couch potato turned triathlete.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Meanderings of an Israeli Ironman

I found this article today quite by accident. The author is a 55-year-old Israeli Ironman who became an athlete at the age of 44. In the article, he describes his experience racing in the Ironman competition in Roth, Germany.

I was particularly moved by the descriptions of his mental anguish, of the "bad" voices in his head and his struggle to stay positive during the race. It's well-worth reading!

*Note: You need to subscribe to the Haaretz in order to read the article. If you don't want to use your own email address, go here and get a log-in (but don't tell anyone that I sent you!).

Oh, and about the orange swim cap reference... Orange is the color associated with those against the disengagement plan in Israel, which is why the author laughed about the color of his cap.


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