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Nuns don't normally make the news. Sister Madonna Buder
is not like most nuns. Well-known in the fitness community as the "Iron Nun," the 82-year-old Missouri native has completed more than 325 triathlons
, including 45 Ironman distances. In fact, at the 2006 Hawaii Iron Man, she became the oldest woman to ever complete the race, finishing with a time of 16:59:03.
In October of 2011, she completed yet another Ironman in under 17 hours. We can't wait to see what 2012 brings for this inspirational female athlete!
We're just hoping to be half as awesome as these ladies one day!
10 Inspirational Older Women We Love