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US Rep. Sinema, an Ironman triathlete, to speak at TBI event

Published November 12, 2015
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest speaker to be confirmed for the Triathlon Business International Conference is U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who represents Arizona's 9th District. Senema is  the first sitting member of Congress to complete an Ironman and currently serves on the Women for Tri Board of Advisors.

A self-described 'average athlete,' Sinema competed in her first full triathlon in 2013, the Ironnam Arizona, on a course that runs through the area she represents in Congress. In October this year, she completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, and has competed in numerous sprint, Olympic and half-iron distance triathlons. In early 2015 she was invited to join the Women for Tri Board of Advisors.

"Triathlon is an incredible sport, challenging us to go beyond our perceived limits," said Sinema. "The sport has helped me grow stronger and braver in all aspects of my life, and I'm so honored to share the inspiration of our sport with women nationwide."

Balancing time to train, the fear of swimming, and having the financial resources to purchase equipment and race fees, are some of the key roadblocks Sinema perceives face women interested in triathlon.

The TBI Conference is Jan. 24-26 in Marina del Rey, California. More information at Triathlon Business International.

 

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