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Hilo’s Bahurinsky had an Athletically Achieving 2009

Morgen Buhurinsky - Ironwoman

Hats off to Morgen Buhurinsky for having a fantastic 2009 in achieving many of her athletic goals.  What is even more impressive is that this woman is 61 years young and capable of accomplishing much more than most people half her age.

In 2009 Buhurinsky completed the following:

            3 full marathons (26.2 miles x 3 = 78.6)

            49 K (24.8 mile) bicycling time trial

            ½ Ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run)

            3 swim races (1.0+1.2+2.38 = 4.38)

            Full Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 marathon run)

“I’ve learned how much stamina and endurance I really have.  I have gained so much more strength through all of this and can push harder than ever before to complete my goals.  I will continue to train at this level seeking another slot at Ironman Kona 2010.  This year I don’t expect to nearly die at the Honu trying to qualify.  I’m so far ahead of last year.  But as we say in cycling, it doesn’t get any easier you just go faster,” she said.

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Cyclist, Running on the Big Island | , , | Leave a comment