Former South Dakota Governor Frank Farrar was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1992. He was told he had two months to live. Instead of giving up, he committed to triathlon training. Today, he is 81 years old and still competing.
This past Labor Day weekend marked the third annual Triple V Triathlon in South Dakota. The triathlon consists of 1/4-mile swim, a 14.2-mile bike route and a 3.1-mile run. For the second year in a row, Ferrar was the oldest competitor and this year he completed the event in 1:59:56.
Ferrar cites his triathlon training as the reason he defeated NHL. What an inspiring story. Rock on Ferrar!