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    Posted October 28, 2013 by
    Hawkinsville, Georgia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    CNN Fit Nation: 2014 Triathlon Challenge

    Pop is a wannabe triathlete!

    I am a 56 year old widower. My wife and I were married for 23 years and have 8 children together. She passed away 7 years ago when there were still 7 at home and 1 in college. Four have gotten married since that time, so now I have 2 grandchildren. There are still 3 children at home. I have always been there to cheer them in their activities whether it was ball practice or games or plays. Two of my sons that are still home have run 2 marathons. One son has completed 4 triathlons. I love to cheer them on but I would love to be a participant. I have a goal to complete a triathlon in 2014. Even if I come in last place, I want to finish.
    Even more important than completing a race is to improve my health. I want to be around for a long time for my children and grandchildren. I don't want to just be a spectator but a full fledged participant.
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