Most female athletes will never see a six-figure paycheck or sponsorship deal. Instead, they're managing full-time jobs alongside their sports careers.
Heading into the summer eying the qualifiers for London 2012, the star triathlete has been nothing but dominant in Olympic-distance races.
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.