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Shut out of Ironman by coronavirus, local triathlete aiming to do it by herself


July 22, 2020

REBECCA WOLTHUIS starts an early morning bike ride at Shea Point, which will be the start and finish of her quest to finish an Ironman triathlon this Saturday, July 25.

Rebecca Wolthuis' seventh-grade PE teacher told her to forget about being a swimmer: "that I was not a good swimmer and probably never would be."

So much for predictions.

At 7 a.m. this Saturday, when many Sweet Home residents will likely be wondering if they should arise for the day, Wolthuis plans to be exiting Foster Lake after completing a 2.4-mile swim and moving on to tackle a 112-mile bike ride – the first and second legs of an Ironman triathlon.

Wolthuis, 46, will be doing the race, which finishes with a full marathon – 26.22 miles, on her own because, thanks to the COVID-19 p...

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