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 hours, 12 minutes and 33 seconds.
Kyrsten Sinema. You. Are. An. Ironman. pic.twitter.com/DVfNljwAhm— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) November 18, 2013
Arizona’s Ironman race in Tempe included a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Sinema, a freshman, had trained for the race for a year. Ironman races are hosted worldwide.
At one point during the bike portion, Sinema fell off her bike because of a four-foot tumbleweed in the road, she tweeted Monday.
Freshman Democrat Steven Horsford (Nev.) told Sinema he looked forward to running with her soon, he tweeted Sunday.
.@kyrstensinema Hope the race went well! Look forward to running a race together soon.— Rep. Steven Horsford (@RepHorsford) November 18, 2013
@RepHorsford it went really well! Lets run together soon, tho I think I'll rest a few days this week ;-)— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) November 18, 2013
Sinema, 37, also became the first openly bisexual member of Congress when she was sworn in with the rest of her class in January.