Former Boxing Champ Laila Ali Completes First Triathlon


Super Middleweight Champion Laila Ali added another achievement to her list of successes. In between being a mother of two young children, a wife, a daily online talk show and upcoming TV projects Laila found time to complete the New York City triathlon.

The annual triathlon included a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40k bike and 10k run. Laila shared her grueling training schedule with Huffington Post,

“I biked and ran on the road and swam at a swimming center,” she said. “Sometimes I focused on distance or time and other times I did interval or brick training.”

Turns out that the training also helped the boxing champ shed some baby weight,

“I gained about 40 pounds with my second pregnancy. I have gotten most of the weight off but the last 10 is a challenge because I live to eat!” she said. “I figured all the running and swimming would get the last bit off.”

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