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Hines Ward is training for ... Kona

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07:35 AM ET 04.03 | Believe it or not, Hines Ward had never run a mile in all his years of training for football. Clearly he's making up for that now, because he's getting plenty of miles behind him as he trains for the 2013 Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in October as part of the BECOME ONE team sponsored by Got Chocolate Milk. The Kona Ironman is the mother of all triathlons. ... Ward's been training under the tutelage of 8-time World Triathlon Champion Paula Newby-Fraser -- dubbed the "Queen of Kona." Recently he completed his first event, the SEAL Sprint Triathlon (500m swim, 20K bike, 6K run) in Coronado, Calif., on St. Patrick's Day.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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April 3, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Why not tell us what Favre is up to these days while you're at it ?

April 3, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why not tell us what Favre is up to these days while you're at it ?

Still making up his mind about that TV.

April 3, 2013  08:54 AM ET

He's never run a mile in his life and he thinks he can get in shape to do the Ironman in six months? Does he not realize that brutal event ends with running a marathon and that's after the 2.4m swim and 112k bike through some of the most unforgiving roads anywhere? I like Hines Ward but this may be a bit ambitious. Good luck to him though.

April 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why not tell us what Favre is up to these days while you're at it ?

Please don't give the interns an excuse to fabricate 10 or so Farve T&R threads.

April 3, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Hopefully this event will wipe that stupid smile off his face, permanently

April 3, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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He's never run a mile in his life and he thinks he can get in shape to do the Ironman in six months? Does he not realize that brutal event ends with running a marathon and that's after the 2.4m swim and 112k bike through some of the most unforgiving roads anywhere? I like Hines Ward but this may be a bit ambitious. Good luck to him though.

I agree this isnt a quick 5K, people that have trained for years fail at this event...

April 3, 2013  09:36 AM ET

What''s next after this, Hines? The Macon County Spelling Bee?

April 3, 2013  09:41 AM ET

The Tin Man training for an Ironman compitition.......go figure.

April 3, 2013  11:15 AM ET

The Guys Incredable!!!

April 3, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What''s next after this, Hines? The Macon County Spelling Bee?

Only if the make it into a reality show!

April 3, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Only if *the make it into a reality show!

*they

April 3, 2013  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Tin Man training for an Ironman compitition.......go figure.

Says the fan of the Marshmellow soft Chad Johnson and cowardly TJ Whoseyourmama

 
April 3, 2013  04:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Only if the make it into a reality show!

I dunno, I'm one of the ones who laughed and said he'd never be able to dance. I'll just sit back and see how he does. I mean, I doubt it, but I'm not placing any bets against the dude, either.

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