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Ironman Inspired Athlete: Anything Is Possible

Ironman ?Kona Inspired” athlete Kelly Miyahara has learned through both...

Ironman World Championships 2013 in Kona, Hawaii. Photography by Tony Svensson
Ironman ?Kona Inspired” athlete Kelly Miyahara has learned through both extraordinary triumphs and devastating tragedy that anything is possible. Kelly felt like ?the luckiest girl in the world? when, in 2005, she was given her dream job: Jeopardy! Clue Crew member, allowing her to travel the world for a living.
After the tragic loss of her fellow Ironman teammate and friend, Marisela (Mari) Echeverria, Kelly set out to prove, once again, that anything is possible. This past month, she competed in honor of Mari in the Ironman Word Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
We caught up with Kelly recently and found out what makes her such an inspiring athlete.
“Kona Inspired” Kelly Miyahara crosses the Ironman finish line. Marco Garcia ? AP for IRONMAN
Traveling Type: What made you decide you wanted to compete in Ironman"
Kelly Miyahara: The Ironman World Championship is a very special event.  Think, the Super Bowl or World Cup of triathlons. It’s where the world’s best triathletes compete. Normally, the way to earn a slot there is to qualify by winning your age group at a “qualifying” Ironman event, win a lottery slot, or be invited as a special guest. My very special journey was as a Kona Inspired Contest Winner. I was 1 of 7 slot winners in an international contest that asked en...
Source: Travel Channel
URL: http://blog.travelchannel.com/the-traveling-type/

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