Jenna What's Good?!
An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the toughest one-day sporting events in the world. The 17-hour competition has athletes swim 2.4-miles, then go for a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2-mile run. It’s grueling for anyone, but one mom did it with her 23-year-old special needs daughter right by her side.
Beth James, who is 54 years old, swam, biked, and ran with her daughter, Liza, who is nonverbal and unable to walk. For the swimming portion, Beth straped 100-pound Liza into a float and pulled her. When they biked, Liza rode in a racing chair that connected to Beth’s bike. And for the marathon portion, Liza rode in the racing chair that works like a large stroller and her mom pushed her the entire way.
They finished the Wisconsin Ironman competition and they became the first mother-daughter special team to compete in the Ironman World Championship.
Beth obviously had the physical strength to complete the race while towing her daughter right along side of her, and there’s no doubt Beth is also mentally strong… But Her message, was off top the most powerful…
No wonder they call her “Ironmom!”
And That’s what’s good Beth and Liza!