Sister Madonna Interview
The Impowerage magazine firmly believes that it’s never too late to go after your dreams. We can’t think of a better person to demonstrate this than Sister Madonna Buder. Known as the Iron Nun, she holds the world record for the oldest female to finish an Ironman Triathlon at the age of 82.
Dr. Carolyn Anderson, the founder of the Impowerage magazine recently interviewed Sister Madonna about her world record-breaking race in August 2012 and her plans for the future.
Listen to the interview to find out:
- What prevented Sister Madonna from finishing the triathlon at the Kona World Championships in October 2012.
- Her training habits
- What the Iron Nun eats to stay healthy
- Why she started running in her late 40s
- Her reaction to being considered a role model for older adults
- How she deals with an aging body
- Her future plans for racing
Impowerage founder, Dr. Carolyn Anderson, interviews Sister Madonna in the audio below.
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Sister Madonna plans on competing in a 70.3 triathlon in June 2013 to secure a spot in the Kona World Championships in October 2013. If she finishes at the World Championship she could regain her record as the oldest person, male or female, to complete an Ironman Distance.
More About Sister Madonna, the Iron Nun
If you are interested in learning more about Sister Madonna you can read her autobiography, The Grace to Race: The Wisdom and Inspiration of the 80-Year-Old World Champion Triathlete Known as the Iron Nun.