President and Founder at CTS Consulting
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In my mid-50s, I decided to take exercise and fitness to a whole new level and completed the first of six (and counting) Ironman triathlons.
My life as an endurance athlete has continued unabated as I enter my late 60s.
Last year after completing my sixth Ironman, I decided to devote the next two or three years to racing half Ironman races.
I find covering half the distance of the full Ironman is not only easier to train for but the 70.3-mile distance (a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1 mile run) involves much less wear and tear on my body.
In addition, after finishing second in my age group at the 2016 Raleigh 70.3 race, I suddenly realized I could actually be competitive with my peers and had a good chance of making the podium reserved for the top five finishers.