Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Segunda-feira 02 Agosto |
Santo Eusébio de Vercelli

The Iron Nun

Imagem do dia | Mon Jul 03 2017
freira de ferro

Daniel Karmann | DPA | AFP

The Iron Nun

US triathlete Sister Madonna Buder in action during the Datev Challenge Roth in Hilpoltstein, Germany. The 83 year old nun from California, whose nickname is ‘Iron Nun’, attempts to break the world record of the oldest person to complete the long-distance race. The competition consisted of 3,8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42 km of running.

Sister Madonna began training at age 48 after a priest told her that exercise was a good way to strike a balance between “mind, body, and spirit” and for the relaxation and calmness it can bring an individual. She completed her first triathlon at age 52 and first Ironman event at age 55 and has continued ever since. She has completed over 325 triathlons including 45 Ironman Distances.

During her sporting career, Sister Madonna has worked hard at also raising money for various charities. She is quoted as saying, “I train religiously.”

Photograph by Daniel Karmman for DPA via AFP

Oração do dia
Festividade do dia





Top 10
1
SIMONE BILES
Cerith Gardiner
Simone Biles deixa as Olimpíadas com uma lição importante para to...
2
Batizado de Davi Henrique, 6 anos
Reportagem local
Davi, de 6 anos, reclama do padre no batizado: “Tá sabendo ...
3
HIDILYN DIAZ
Cerith Gardiner
Olimpíadas: depois de ganhar o ouro, atleta exibe outra medalha e...
4
David Arias
Reportagem local
Ex-satanista mexicano retorna à Igreja e testemunha: “O ter...
5
Philip Kosloski
Mesmo com ouro e glória, Michael Phelps foi ao fundo do poço – ma...
6
Pessoa idosa rezando o terço
Reportagem local
Brasil: carta de despedida de bisavó de 96 anos comove as redes s...
7
Claudio de Castro
Como salvar nossas almas nos últimos minutos antes da morte
Ver mais
Boletim
Receba Aleteia todo dia