This year Tricia Downing earned that slot and raced with only one goal…to finish.
If you watched the NBC coverage of the Ironman race you’ll know that she had to stop at mile 92 on the bike leg of the race because she just missed the bike cut off time.
But Trish vows to be back next year.
Trish Downing, a paraplegic athlete, is the second female wheelchair racer (first female paraplegic) to complete an Iron distance triathlon (Redman Triathlon 2005...finishing time 18:03). She is a member of the physically challenged National Triathlon Team and a pioneer in women’s wheelchair triathlon.
She was a competitive cyclist from 1997-2000, but her career was cut short when she was hit head-on by a car while on a training ride in the fall of 2000 (September 17th) in Golden, Colo.
But I’ll let her tell you the rest of the story.
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