theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

April 25, 2013

Ada man competes in Ironman event

Ada — An Ironman jersey prompted Jeff McAlister to start training for the famous triathlon.

The 34-year-old Ada man always wanted to compete in a triathlon, which tests athletes’ skills in three consecutive events — long-distance swimming, bicycling and running events. Participants complete in each event without stopping, hoping to finish all three events in the shortest time.

As an avid cyclist, McAlister has participated in several statewide bicycle tours of Oklahoma. That experience sparked McAlister’s interest in triathlons, and his friend Kevin Holland suggested competing in a June 2012 triathlon in Joplin, Mo.

The thought of long-distance swimming scared McAlister, but he agreed to participate in the Joplin event. Then in July 2012, Holland and McAlister competed in a Dallas triathlon.

Following the Dallas event, McAlister joined another statewide bicycling tour. During that tour, he noticed that several riders were sporting Ironman jerseys.

Read more in The Ada News. Call 580-332-4433 to subscribe today!

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Stocks
Poll

Are you pleased that Oklahoma has repealed Common Core standards for public school students?

Yes
No
     View Results