Kona Ironman more than a race for blind triathlete Michael Somsan

(CNN)A full Ironman triathlon is grueling, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim followed by 112 miles on a bicycle and then a 26.2-mile run. All of this is completed in one day, with no stops in between. Now imagine doing that…

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Andrew Cotton’s never-ending quest for surfing’s Mount Everest

(CNN)Andrew Cotton is on a perpetual quest, the thirst for which he admits will probably never be truly quenched. Two years ago, the English plumber was fixing dripping taps — now, as a professional surfer, he is tackling the world’s…

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The Joy of Six: athletes who crossed over into combat sports

From a college basketball player turned sumo star to an ageless brawler, we present half a dozen athletes who decided to get a little more physical 1) Brock Lesnar, college wrestling to MMA Can you imagine if they hadnt taken…

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