Congress Finally Gets an Ironman
Kyrsten Sinema completes 140.6-mile triathlon
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2013 7:03 AM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2013 8:05 AM CST
In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Arizona Democratic Rep. candidate, Arizona State Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, is seen at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

(Newser) – Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the first openly bisexual member of Congress, has another first to her name: first sitting member of Congress to complete an Ironman triathlon, according to Triathlete magazine. The Arizona Democrat completed the grueling race (a 26.2-mile run, 112-mile bike ride, and 2.4-mile swim) in just over 15 hours yesterday, Politico reports. "Kyrsten Sinema. You. Are. An. Ironman," she tweeted, along with a picture of herself crossing the finish line.

She'd been training for almost a year, and told 12 News Phoenix she sometimes awoke at 3am to do so. Making her feat even more impressive: Before she started training, Sinema did not know how to swim. She's been busy: Last week she was one of 39 House Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with the GOP on an ObamaCare fix.

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Nov 20, 2013 6:01 AM CST
So she can enjoy sex with men and women and she is a Triathlete. Both good reasons to be be in congress?
Nov 19, 2013 11:25 AM CST
Sinema, one of the reasons I no longer send campaign donations to the DCCC. Steve Israel and his Blue Dog Dems might as well be Rethuglicons. They most certainly are not liberals. Hell, they aren't even Democrats.
Nov 19, 2013 1:49 AM CST
Where is 'annoying' or 'who gives a shit' options?