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Tying The Knot: Meet Five Engaged Triathlon Couples

  • By Susan Lacke
  • Published Feb 14, 2013


Dora & Greg

Greg Antoni did not propose to Dora Kemecsei on one knee. After all, it was impossible to kneel in the middle of a lake.

The day before eXtremeMan 2011, an iron-distance race in Hungary, the two went for a short swim together. It was there, while floating in their wetsuits, that Greg produced a ring and asked Dora to marry him.

Triathlon has been central to their life together, from their home décor (“We had to build a shed to store all our bikes, and we have more running shoes than normal ones!” laughs Greg) to their weekend trips in search of hills and open water.

“We help each other develop where needed. She helps me develop my swimming, I help her getting better on the bike,” says Greg, “Sometimes we run together on races, so I can cover the wind for her. But when it comes to race day, we let go of each other. Dora swims away from me, and we meet and give each other a high five on the bike.”

There will be some high-fives happening on their honeymoon. After the two marry in Budapest, Hungary in May, the newlyweds will travel to France to race Ironman Nice.

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