Sunday, August 20, 2006

What do real triathletes look like?

Like this. Forget those airbrushed bimbos.


(From Pem at Deep Language). I hope to look anywhere near as good when I'm 81!


Update: Her name is Mirjam Tuovila, from Yorktown, Vermont, and the photo was taken at the 2006 Greenville (SC) Triathlon, where she was the only female competitor over age 64. She went 11:49 for the 400m swim, 1:02:38 for the 15-mile bike, and 46:09 for the 3-mile run to finish in 2:08:07.

Correction! There must be a typo in the results, and her home must be Yorktown, Virginia, which makes more sense. There isn't a Yorktown, Vermont. Thanks to sharp-eyed Triathlonmom.

9 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow...check out her biceps..cool.

Fe-lady said...

If I can wear spandex shorts when I am 81...well, then I am doin' OK!
(Who is she?)

Bolder said...

i hope i make it to 51

rik said...

Amazing! I saw 81 year-old Robert McKeague on the Steelhead course this year. I was shocked as I rode up behind him and saw his age on his leg. WOW, did he ever look good!! I am so inspired by these athletes, as well as you. Thanks for your great blog.

triathlonmom said...

Nancy. This is the same "chick" i raced with at the 3Sports/Shady Grove YMCA Sprint in Richmond on July 23. She was such an inspiration. I was so happy that I stayed for the award ceremony (despite the fact that it was my birthday and there was NO way I was getting an award) she was only athlete who got a standing ovation, and I hate to admit it but It was so moving, I cried. Many of my TriGirl teamates befriended her. She had the best attitude. I remember her telling me she was from Yorktown, Virginia (not Vermont). She was so humble, but what a huge accomplishment!

Mojo said...

She's a hot Mama. I just hope to live until 81!

LBTEPA said...

ditto fe-lady's remark: if I ever looked that good in bike shorts I'd be rapt. Something to aim for!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Damn. We should all be so fit at 64. Heck, I should be that fit RIGHT NOW! I'm impressed.


(But can I still look at the airbrushed bimbos?)

nancytoby said...

But why? I mean, if you're really into airbrushing and retouching and Barbie and Ken dolls....