Ingrid Kantola was an elite pole vaulter in college, but she credits the intense training of CrossFit with giving her the strength to bounce back from open-heart surgery.
To complete an Ironman triathlon is impressive. To place in one is a feat. To win the 140-mile slugfest just 14 weeks after heart surgery? Well, that's super-human.
When Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke in a postgame interview about his son's likely surgery, his six-year-old daughter was all ears. Her baby brother's heart condition was news to little Anaya.
Maria Sharapova fought off the elements, cobwebs and Tsvetana Pironkova to advance with a win reminiscent of the three-set escapes that have been her trademark lately.