Taormina Continues Her Quest to Make History
On this particular morning, Sheila Taormina woke up at 5:30 am. Before lunch, she had time to swim 4,500 meters, take a one-hour riding lesson and run 7.5 miles in the hills above her training facility. After taking the time to chat on her drive home, she planned on an afternoon shooting session in her garage before practicing point control with the epee fencing weapon.
SheilaThe daily regimen can look like this for a modern pentathlete, especially one like Taormina. The energetic 39-year-old only began competing in modern pentathlon in 2005. Three years later, she is on the verge of becoming the first athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in three different sports.
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