Rome resident selected for CNN FitNation Triathlon Challenge

Friday, February 11, 2011

She isn’t sure what inspired her to apply for CNN’s FitNation Triathlon Challenge, but Rome, Georgia resident Nina Lovel is determined to see it to the end.

This demonstration of a willingness to persevere was part of what led CNN’s staff to choose the 58-year-old Lovel for the challenge.

“The reason we picked Nina is because she showed determination, and a willingness to prove to the rest of the people her age it’s not too late to get started,” said Matt Sloane, FitNation producer.

Athletes began training in January and the program culminates in them competing in the New York City Triathlon in August. The triathlon involves a 1-mile swim in the Hudson River, a 26-mile bike ride through Manhattan and a 6.6-mile run in Central Park.

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