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MD not stopping IRONMAN athlete


ASHWAUBENON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin athlete will attempt to do what many say is impossible.

Mary Cox of Ashwaubenon can't walk because she has muscular dystrophy.

But in just a few days, she'll compete in the IRONMAN Triathlon in Madison.

Her personal trainer will take her on a 26.2 mile run, a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile bike ride.

"Endurance athletics is about relationships, it's about challenging one another, it's about striving to do things that there's normally no way that we think we could do them," says trainer Christian Jensen.

Cox is confident she'll reach her ultimate goal.

"Just to finish it, just cross that finish line. I love crossing a finish line. I do. I think that's the most exciting thing in the world and say 'I've done it! We've done it!"

The two have been training since January.

They will be the first IRONMAN team of their kind in the state.

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