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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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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Such an inspiration to people of all ages. Very cool (and strong) of her... boy, do I look like a slower than a slug in comparison,lol.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
True Inspiration!
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
That is amazing.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Um. Me=epic failure compared to this awesome lady.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
(and Fit, it's not "ironman-class" events - it's just Ironman)
runningesq runningesq 8 years
LOVE HER!! hey fit, PLEASE do a story on TEAM HOYT ! :)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
awesome nun!
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Wow. That's inspiration.
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