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78-Year-Old Nun Trains Daily For Many Triathlons

78-Year-Old Nun Trains Daily For Many Triathlons

This is one sister act that would be tough to follow. With more than 320 triathlons under her belt — 40 of which were Ironman-class events — 78-year-old Sister Madonna Buder is truly something special. This 5'7", 115-pound energizer nun told ABC News, "Well, you know, as long as God is giving you your health, there's no reason to stop."

Remarkably, Buder began running at age 47 when a priest suggested she try it for spiritual enrichment, and five years later she added swimming and cycling to her athletic acumen. Following her own advice to "never give up and never slow down," Buder schedules her seven-days-a-week training regimen around working at her church.

You don't have to wear a habit to get into this healthy one. Get inspired by this incredibly dedicated nun and triathlete when you watch her in action. To see a video of this active sister, just



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