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Sonja finishes Kona 2012

She ends the Ironman with a leap

What do you do when you suddenly get very sick in the middle of a 140.6-mile Ironman in Hawaii's heat and humidity? If you're Punk Rock Racing athlete Sonja, you keep going at the fastest pace that will get you across the finish line.

At Kona 2012, Sonja had a good swim and bike ride, despite the wind. Five miles into the run, she was sitting in fifth place in her age group, which was an excellent sign. Then she became sick. Minutes passed, and by the time she was able to run again, her body had lost the nutrition it needed to run another 21 miles.

She kept going: She began making friends with fellow runners, and she high-fived spectators. She hugged her family members, and she hula danced on Palani Drive. And, despite another round of sickness later in the run, Sonja finished the race. She crossed the finish line with a leap and a smile. After all, Sonja did earn her spot in Kona, so she was supposed to be celebrating. And, needless to say, we are proud of her for battling to the finish line.

sonjakona12.jpg

Sonja finishes Kona 2012

She ends the Ironman with a leap

What do you do when you suddenly get very sick in the middle of a 140.6-mile Ironman in Hawaii's heat and humidity? If you're Punk Rock Racing athlete Sonja, you keep going at the fastest pace that will get you across the finish line.

At Kona 2012, Sonja had a good swim and bike ride, despite the wind. Five miles into the run, she was sitting in fifth place in her age group, which was an excellent sign. Then she became sick. Minutes passed, and by the time she was able to run again, her body had lost the nutrition it needed to run another 21 miles.

She kept going: She began making friends with fellow runners, and she high-fived spectators. She hugged her family members, and she hula danced on Palani Drive. And, despite another round of sickness later in the run, Sonja finished the race. She crossed the finish line with a leap and a smile. After all, Sonja did earn her spot in Kona, so she was supposed to be celebrating. And, needless to say, we are proud of her for battling to the finish line.

sonjakona12.jpg