Cancer Survivor to Compete in US Ironman Triathlon
Some of the best athletes in the world are currently participating in the ongoing Olympic games in London. But a little closer to home in New York City and New Jersey, the 2012 U.S. Ironman Championship this weekend will bring together impressive athletes who are running, swimming and biking not for gold medals, but to raise money for various charities.
Sam Cho of Cliffside Park, N.J. is one of the many athletes competing in the annual Ironman triathlon, which consists of 2.4 miles of swimming in the Hudson River, a 112-mile bike ride in Palisades Parkway and a 26.2-mile run across the George Washington Bridge.
Eight years ago, Cho would never have imagined competing in the triathlon. After all, not many cancer survivors put a grueling athletic competition at the top of their to-do list upon remission.
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