Danielle Wassam Competes in Ironman Florida [11-19-12]

Filed under: Around Marden,Press Releases — eamanager @ 9:02 am

A swim in the Gulf of Mexico sounds nice, but how about a 2.4 mile swim with 2800 other people at the same time, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and last but not least a 26.2 mile run?  Many of us would shy away from an Ironman Triathlon, but The Marden Companies Danielle Wassam, PT from the Woodsfield Clinic, took the 140.6 mile challenge.

Danielle participated in the third-oldest North American race, Ironman Florida, on November 3, 2012.  Danielle explained that the goal is to complete the race in 17 hours.  “The ironman triathlon is typically made up of 80% males and 20% females,” states Danielle.  Knowing the challenge was going to be demanding, Danielle began training 15 to 20 hours per week in February 2012 and completed 2 half ironman competitions while training.  She competed in the Ironman Eagleman in Cambridge, Maryland in June of 2012 and completed the 70.3 mile race.  She also participated in the 70.3 mile Ironman Steelhead in Benton Harbor, Michigan in August of 2012 in preparation for Ironman Florida.

Although Ironman Florida was the most difficult endurance challenge Danielle has faced, she was able to successfully finish in the allotted time frame.  Danielle plans to continue to race half ironman races, and is already planning to do the half Ironman Cozumel in Mexico in September of 2013.

Congratulations Danielle!

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