The Grace to Race: The Wisdom and Inspiration of the 80-Year-Old World Champion Triathlete Known as the Iron Nun
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The Iron Nun, a champion triathlete still competing at age 80, shares her inspiring firsthand account of achieving harmony between body, mind, and soul.
"The Grace to Race" is both inspirational and energizing; long live the Iron Nun!" --Dean Karnazes, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ultramarathon Man"""The Grace to Race "is inspiring and funny. She dismisses boundaries and proves to us that nothing is impossible. "Sister Madonna s story is one of purpose, conviction and passion. She dismisses boundaries and proves to us that nothing is impossible. Her spirit is without limits." --Dara Torres, Olympic gold medalist and author of "Age Is Just a Number" . But just getting out and moving can do wonders, and she's a beacon of hope." --Walter Bortz MD, author of "Aging for Dummies", "Dare to Be 100", and "The Roadmap to 100""Sister Madonna proves you can make records, and bre
As of 2009, has completed 38 marathons and 325 triathlons. She began running in 1978 at age 48. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, AARP Bulletin, USA Today, the Seattle Times, the Denver Post, Competitor Magazine, Triathlete Magazine, Ironman Magazine, More Magazine, and numerous others She lives in Washington Sate. An inspiration to athletes and non-athletes, the religious and the secular, she has appeared in such publications as Runner's World,
inspiring! I read the kindle edition of this book and never put it down. Wow! I came away feeling as though I have never pushed myself far enough, or hard enough. That S. Madonna Buder could do ironman length triathlons over and over, setting age group records all along the way and pioneering new age groups for the events she entered, was very amazing to me. I loved reading of her spiritual journey. Thank you for such an insightful and inspiring book!. "Excellent encouraging motivating" according to Amazon Customer. Enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I loved her faith interwoven in the race details. Loved it, a must read if you're an athlete or wanna be.. "Nice Quick Read With Some Background on faith" according to BD Parker. Good quick read. I enjoyed all aspects from how she became a Nun to her transition to triathlete