Linda Rapposelli completes Kona Ironman World Championships

Divide Triathlete “makes us proud”! After setting a course record for her age group at a qualifier for the Kona Ironman World Championships, Linda Rapposelli completed the 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike course, and 26.2 mile marathon in 14 hours, 26 minutes. Not only was it a grueling event with temperatures reaching 112 along the bike trail, but the path to get there challenged Linda’s tenacity. A severe whiplash caused by a car accident in March made it difficult to maintain her position on her bike, a recent theft left her without bike and gear a month before race day, and fears that resulted in panic attacks found her seeking support days before. Linda has now successfully completed 3 of the world’s most challenging endurance events: the Western States 100 Mile Run, the Tevis 100 Mile in One Day Ride, and the Kona Ironman World Championships. The event is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN sometime in January 2010.

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