Iditarod musher to try Kona Ironman
ANCHORAGE, Alaska » Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe will have a new challenge, but it will come on warmer turf.
Jonrowe will compete next month in the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, she announced yesterday.
"I am participating in the Ironman as an athlete and Iditarod musher, but also as a breast cancer survivor," she said in a statement. "Competing in the Ironman provides me with a unique opportunity to raise cancer awareness and to show that those dealing with illness or major setbacks in life can overcome them to do things they did not think possible."
Jonrowe has competed in the Iditarod 24 times, recording 13 top 10 finishes in the world's longest sled dog race. She received a waiver to participate in the Oct. 21 triathlon and will be one of the featured athletes on the national telecast.