Posted Aug 24, 2009 05:39 pm CDT
Think of a triathlon and you probably picture a group of ultimate athletes.
But many among a group of a dozen women from a single Omaha, Neb., law firm training for a mini-triathlon on Saturday are newbies to the sport, reports the Omaha World-Herald. Recruited from YoungWilliams to take part in the untimed, noncompetitive running, swimming and bike-riding event, they are amateurs participating in order to enjoy a fun, healthy activity together.
The Methodist Hospital/UNO Women’s Triathlon is intended to promote the sport to women who perhaps haven’t even thought of participating before, and the law firm—which recently surprised its triathlon team with custom T-shirts—is encouraging the effort as a kickoff for a planned YoungWilliams wellness program.
Tracy Davidson, a 46-year-old supervisor at the firm who helped put the team together, has participated in the triathlon during two of the past three years. She has also lost 80 pounds during that period, through a combination of exercise and healthy eating, the newspaper recounts.
“I think they’re going to have a great time,” says Davidson of her colleagues on “Team YW.”