Sunday, October 22, 2006

Some inspiration from Kona

It's difficult to single out the most inspiring moment from watching all the athletes at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii yesterday. But my vote probably would be on the finish of Sister Madonna Buder, the final finisher (with 53 seconds to spare) before the midnight cutoff.

You can see her finish video here (click on 'watch me finish') , surrounded by the midnight activities at the Kona finishing line.

Here is a profile of the youthful 76-year-old multiple-Ironman nun.


the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

OK, so, I have always said that running is my Church...and I do believe that my training is a form of spritual expression, though I'm not a member of a formal religion.

It feels good that the Sister backs me up on that. I'm rooting for her too!

Wendy said...

So there with you, Nancy! This is a wonderful moment.

WADDLER26.2 said...

What an inspiration!