Kylie Jones began competing in triathlons three years ago and will return again this year even after a breast cancer diagnosis in May. For a full wrap-up of this weekend's Shepparton Ironman see today's News.November 16, 2012 10:46am
Even a breast cancer diagnosis couldn't keep Kylie Jones away from the Shepparton Ironman 70.3. Kylie's story is just one, in our special eight page lift-out in today's News. Don't miss it - there's everything you need to know about the event including times, routes and more.
Jones, 38, began competing in triathlons three years ago and has loved them ever since.
“As soon as I crossed the finish line, I couldn’t wait to do it again,’’ she said.
However, her plans to compete in the 2012 Ironman were derailed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in May.
“I remember sitting down for lunch one day.... I was crying, thinking I wasn’t going to be able to do it this year,” she said.
She had a double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction in July.
Jones was given the all-clear to begin exercising again a couple of weeks after the surgery and soon decided to do the triathlon.
“it’s been really good to have something else to focus on,’’ Jones said.
After extensive training for the past three months, Jones had her last big three-to-four-hour training session last week.
Jones, along with husband Steven will compete in Sunday’s Ironman race, while their twin sons, Kieran and Tyler, 8, are entered in the kids’ triathlon on Saturday.
Don’t miss today’s News for more stories like this and all the information you need on this weekend’s event.
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