On Sunday February 19th Deanna Waters commemorated the life of a dear friend and an inspirational lady by completing the Ultimate distance at the Huskisson Triathlon Festival. In this article we learn how Cheri Lutz started a legacy by inspiring her friend Deanna to forget her self-doubts, put aside her weight issues and start where she was. Deanna followed this advice and, overcoming issues including heart trouble and weightloss, was able to put the untimely death of Cheri behind her when she crossed the finish line after 9 hours.
My hope for every Mum, woman over 40, busy housewife or time poor professional is that they rediscover themselves. We all want to feel happy and fulfilled don’t we? I believe in sport as a way to motivate ourselves and put ourselves and our health, number one. I found my mojo again after I signed up for a charity bike ride from the pits of exhaustion and low self-esteem. I have gone on to win triathlons and complete an Ironman event. My health has never been better and I am a better, more patient and happier Mum to my two kids as a result.
Noosa Triathlon is special. It is the largest race in the southern hemisphere and attracts over 8000 athletes. In this insightful article Liz, who has herself competed in the Noosa triathlon on several occasions, investigates why its so unique and why, in general, the Australian public have adopted the sport of triathlon as one of their national sports.