Monday, June 26, 2006

Another old hag triathlete

And then there's Mary Strobe, who is planning on tackling her 12th triathlon on July 15th in Minneapolis.

She went 2:57 last year in the short course race: 0.4 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3 mile run.

It's anybody's guess if that titanium rod in her leg from last winter's little skiing accident is going to slow her down in this year's race.

Her 88 years sure won't.

10 comments:

'Zilla said...

Old HAG!? Old BAG?!

Surely not...

nancytoby said...

I'm embracing those terms. :-)

Kind of like "queer", you know?

PuddyRat said...

Ah, man....just deleted my own comment. Argh.

I think Sheila is AWESOME! I wanna be like her when I grow up.

Glad you weren't hurt when your crank arms broke. That would suck.

Shelley did AWESOME considering the conditions at CdA yesterday. I got to see her on the run course towards the end of the day. I'll post more about the race on my blog.

Oh, and HAPPY (albeit belated) BIRTHDAY to ewe!

Stillwater Heron said...

Geez!
I can only hope that I can still ride a bike at 88 much less race!
That's amazing!
I realy need to stop thinking that I am "old" at 50 and just put that belief in a drawer somewhere and pull it out again when I'm 100! Lol

Shawn said...

Amazing. I hope to be an old running hag one day in the waaaaaay distant future....

Geek Girl said...

Wow. What an inspiration! and you're right - if you embrace the term, it can't be used against you. Myself, I'm embracing fat old lady.

jessie_tri_mn said...

I know, this lady has me rethinking everything I ever thought about "old".

Fe-lady said...

This is GREAT! I hope to still be competing when I am 88! (But I sure don't want to be called an old hag!)

Lisa said...

Funny thing is.... she works at the same ski resort as many of my friends. They say she's just amazing. She's an excellent teacher.

Way to go Mary! :)

Iron Pol said...

If, at 88, I'm doing well enough to actually ride a bike AND actually remember where I'm going, I'll consider it a coup. If I'm still racing (with grandkids), I'll consider it a blessing.