Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema Finishes Ironman Arizona

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  • Published Nov 19, 2013
  • Updated Feb 9, 2014 at 10:11 PM UTC

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Sunday became the first sitting member of Congress to complete an Ironman triathlon. She tweeted a photo of herself crossing the finish line, completing the race in 15:12:33.

“Kyrsten Sinema. You. Are. An. Ironman.” — Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema)

Sinema, a freshman, had trained for the race for a year.

At one point during the bike portion, Sinema fell off her bike because of a four-foot tumbleweed in the road, she tweeted Monday.

“Only @IRONMANArizona – 4 ft. tumbleweed in a whirling mini-tornado on Beeline knocked me off bike onto the highway. Hard. #stillfinished” — Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema)

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