Sister Madonna started running when she was 49. According to her Wikipedia entry - everyone who's anyone has one, ya know - is well-known throughout the triathlon community, having completed over 200 triathlons including 13 Ironman Triathlons. May I remind you that these races start off with a 2.4-mile ocean swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finishing up with a 26.2-mile marathon run? And may I also remind you that Sister Madonna has done all of this between the ages of 49 and 77? Race officials often have to create new age categories because she is the most senior of all athletes. Her trademark quote is "I train religiously."
To read more about Sister Madonna Buder, the 77-year-old Roman Catholic nun from Spokane, Washington, go to The Weighting Game: Godspeed.
Does anyone know anything else about her? Seen her at an event? What do you think? I love the fact that she completed all her triathlons and ironman triathlons between the ages of 49 and 77. Amazing.