"THE IRONMAN" -- She Did It!!!

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UploadedSeptember 21, 2014
TakenJune 4, 2013
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ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
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Q: How can we write our story in hindi fonts

A: Do you know?

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Friends, our daughter, Katherine, 37, completed the “Ironman” triathlon held yesterday in Cambridge, Maryland. Her time was 14 hours and 59 minutes.

It was her first triathlon. Linda and I are so proud of her achievement.

Katherine swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and then ran 26.2 miles. These numbers are beyond our comprehension.

Katherine was never an athlete. When she graduated from high school, she weighed 215 pounds and could not run a fourth of a mile.

About five years ago, she started walking through her neighborhood, and then began jogging, and the rest is history. Her story really is a testament to individual determination and perseverance.

We did not attend the competition, and have no photos. However, I am posting a photo that I took of Katherine when she and I went out to Yellowstone in early June of last year.

Yesterday was a great day.

Thank you for stopping by and allowing us to show some pride in our baby girl.

55 responses

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) said (21 Sep 2014):

    Good for her Mr. Knight, you should be very proud, this is a great accomplishment.

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    What a remarkable feat.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Congratulations! A lovely lady! Love this portrait from Yellowstone.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Wonderful determination and accomplishment by Katherine! She is a beauty and your photo is too.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    l am so happy to know the achivement of Katherine. A big congratulations from swain family. Your photograph is excellent.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Richard, congratulations on your daughter's amazing accomplishment!! Please tell her that her example inspires others who hear about it - for example, ME.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (21 Sep 2014):

    First off, let me say, what a beautiful daughter you and Linda have ! She is a real beauty ! And, how wonderful that she completed the triathlon with such amazing numbers ! I know you all are beyond proud and rightfully so ! A beautiful image of a gorgeous girl !!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    A true story of the power of perserverance and to just 'Believe'. A life force and great image Richard!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Rock on...

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    A fantastic story! What a beautiful young lady and I know you are overwhelmed with what she has accomplished.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    heroWoman!! great!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    You KNOW I love stories like this one.....what a fantastic achievement by your beautiful Katherine!! I looked at the link, and see that she improved with each segment of the race; a true testament to her power and endurance. It just proves that with hard work, goals can be set and achieved!! I have been patting myself on the back for logging 10,000 steps a day. After seeing what Katherine has done, I just unpatted myself!! LOL. Fabulous photo and story, my friend!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (21 Sep 2014):

    Thank you, everyone, for such nice comments. Katherine texted me this morning and said she was looking for the nearest Wendy's. She wanted a double-cheeseburger and a large Frosty to wash it down!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Amazing that she was able to come so far from her overweight, out-of-shape condition to the lovely, athletic young lady she is today! Congrats to her and to you!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    What a great achievement!! That takes a lot of grit and determination.. and you have every right to be so proud of her! Well done, lovely lady!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    How wonderful!!! Congratulations to your daughter, Katherine and to your family...That does take determination and she is an inspiration...

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Congratulations to Katherine on her perseverance and will!

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Outstanding determination and dedication to her goal, she is a real credit to herself and her family. What she has achieved is quite remarkable and sometimes it can only be done from within, it took real grit to make the start and then to keep up the momentum.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    WOW! I have a problem just walking to the mailbox...LOl ! She and both of you deserve congratulations~ I can understand why you're so proud.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    She looks great! Congratulations to her for such an amazing achievement!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    WELL DONE KATHERINE. A TRUE ACHIEVEMENT. AND A GREAT PICTURE OF YOU FROM A PROUD MOTHER AND FATHER. A TRUE FEAT

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Great Story and Great Job she has done and is continuing to do! She will inspire others to do the same.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    She does not look 37!!! the picture is so well composed. I love how you used the falls to balance her in the shot. I know a little about both ends of her story. I know for myself I had to hit several bottoms along the way to find a place to rise up. Pain is a great motivator to get started, but after that there has to be more. Thank God she found the courage and inspiration. I hope her accomplishment will inspire others. I'm sure you and your wife are very proud, and probably have been there all along to support her. Great story. PS-Wendy's is fine once in a while. I find saying "no never" makes me want it more.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Great shot!!! Great tribute!! Congratulations!!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Great tribute!! Congratulations!!!

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    awesome! congrats to katherine and her proud papa!!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (21 Sep 2014):

    Congratulations on this big accomplishment. Nice photo to remember this day.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Great health move, you have a 37 year old daughter?

  • James Arzente

    James Arzente (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Major the effort.... Congratulations...

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Outstanding! You have a right to be proud!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    Congratulations! Awesome achievement... ;)

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (21 Sep 2014):

    a wonderful image & achievement!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (22 Sep 2014):

    Wow! I am awed. Please extend my congratulations to Katherine and those who love her.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (22 Sep 2014):

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind remarks. Katherine will be thrilled.

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (22 Sep 2014):

    Congrats Richard and congrats to your beautiful daughter! There is too much to learn from her experience.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (22 Sep 2014):

    Congratulations! I know it is very, very hard!

  • Doug McElroy

    Doug McElroy said (22 Sep 2014):

    What a great motivation speech. Now if I could just get motivated.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (22 Sep 2014):

    Big kudos to that young lady (and to her parents) Great shot by the way.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 Sep 2014):

    A proud moment indeed for the parents!! CONGRATULATIONS Katherine!!! Wishing her all the best for her future. May she achieve more in her life, God bless her.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (23 Sep 2014):

    One day some of us say, "Screw this. I am so done with it". And then we do what Katherine did. 'This' can be many things. Being done with it is universal. That's a winner's smile.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (24 Sep 2014):

    Outstanding! One amazing journey and started with one step. Congratulations Miss Knight. You certainly deserve a Wendy's after that effort. Well done Mum and Dad for instilling in your baby girl such determination and such intestinal fortitude.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (25 Sep 2014):

    Challenging nature's awesome grandeur.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (28 Sep 2014):

    Wow!! Huge congratulations to your daughter!!!! That is so impessive!!!! Good for her!!! Talk about what will power and inner strength can do for you!! (Not to mention the physical strength she must also have now!) It's such a great story, Richard!! Thank you for sharing!! And this picture of her is just beautiful, too!!! :)))

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (30 Sep 2014):

    fabulous photo and story

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    What a terrific photo and words....Huge congrats to your wonderful daughter and to her determination!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    fannnnntastic! i can barely hobble downstairs in the morning to get my cup of coffee, let alone do a triathlon.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    she is darling.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (9 Oct 2014):

    gorgeous!! the view and the model...

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    A gorgeous photo of such a beautiful and courageous girl!! BRAVO Katherine, you are to be commended!!! You have every reason to be proud of Katherine and she should be as pleased as punch with herself!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (18 Jan 2015):

    Just saw this, awesome accomplishment, congrats, hello Richard :-)

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (2 Feb 2015):

    Thanks so much for sharing ... very nice image

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Mar 2015):

    What an achievement

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Mar 2015):

    What an achievement! Brava Katherine! Congratulations to you and Linda.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (21 Jul 2015):

    Very Pretty, tough too!

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