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.