Shut out of Ironman by coronavirus, local triathlete aiming to do it by herself
July 22, 2020
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...