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Training for a Triathlon


MADISON (WKOW) -- We're counting down until the Capitol View Triathlon in Madison.

We continue our series on local athletes, to show you anyone can do a triathlon at any age.

As a working mother of three, 33-year-old Jennifer Delcore is already doing double duty.

"I wanted to push myself, wanted to do a triathlon," said Jennifer Delcore, training for her first marathon.

Delcore signed up for the Olympic Triathlon. This means a 1,500-meter swim, 24 mile bike and a 6-mile run.

"Most challenging finding time with working full time and having three kids," said Delcore.

She met that challenge by heading out at 4 a.m. for training rides, and using her exercise as a teaching tool.

"Teaching my kids to exercise and stay healthy is very important to me. To get in the water, to learn to swim, show them that im scared, a good experience for them," said Delcore.

For Diane Ramthun and Howard Goldman, doing triathlons and working out is now a part of life.

It started for Howard a few years ago.

"I owe it all to my wife. I went away in 2003 and when I was gone, she did a triathlon," said Howard Goldman.

Diane started doing tri's back in the 1980's.

"I'm 57, I've been doing these quite a few years, kinda think of doing triathlons as, they keep me going," said Diane Ramthun.

Now the two train together. They even completed the Ironman Wisconsin.

"It teaches sticking with it, teaches persistence," said Howard Goldman.

Whether they're doing it for the first time, or the 30th..

They all say anyone can try that triathlon.

"It's never too late, swim a little bit, build on that," said Goldman.

"If I can find the time and energy.. anyone can," said Delcore.

The Capitol View Triathlon is set for Sunday, June 12 at Governor Nelson State Park.

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