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“Iron Nun” will share her story

The oldest person ever to finish an Ironman triathlon – who also is a nun – will share her story at the Bucks County Triathlon Club’s seventh annual Meet and Greet event from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Feasterville Firehouse, 20 Irving Place, Feasterville-Trevose.

Sister Madonna Buder, also known as the “Iron Nun,” is a Roman Catholic nun from Washington State who set the world record for the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon when she finished the Subaru Ironman Canada event in 2012 at age 82.

An Ironman Triathlon race consists of 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.22-mile run, raced in that order.

Sister Madonna is also the author of “The Grace to Race,” published in 2014. She will sign copies of her book from 1 to 2 p.m. at Guy’s Bicycles (a BCTC sponsor), at 326 E. Street Road, Feasterville, on the day of the event.

Sister Madonna may be best known as the subject of a Nike television advertisement that highlighted her triathlon accomplishments.

At the Meet and Greet event, aspiring and experienced triathletes will also have the opportunity to share tips, get expert instruction and advice, and socialize. There will be refreshments, auctions, race entry raffles and prize giveaways. A Cannondale CAAD12 Road Bike donated by Guy’s Bikes will be awarded in a raffle.

Founded in 2012, BCTC is a USA Triathlon-chartered training and racing club with more than 200 members from Bucks, Hunterdon, Mercer and Montgomery counties and includes more than 30 youth members.

For information, Registration for this event is highly recommended.