This week, we speak with marathon runner, triathlete and Ironwoman Lee DiPietro. Lee has finished 50 marathons, 6 Ironmans and countless triathlons. In this interview, we talk about Lee's impressive career and discuss the ways in which sports can develop skills that help us through our most difficult life moments, something Lee knows firsthand as told in her book Against the Wind: An Ironwoman's Race for her Family's Survival.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS: LEE DIPIETRO
Sport: Distance running, triathlon
Quote: "My life as an athlete taught me lessons about my life that I never anticipated were going to be life lessons that would become so valuable."
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EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE: EVELYN BLOCK
Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, roller derby referee Evelyn Block tells her Everyday Seasoned Athlete Story.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS: EVELYN BLOCK
Sport: Roller derby
Roller derby name: Stevie Fleetwheels
Quote: "As long as you keep moving - literally and figuratively - you are a success."