April 21, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU's Kimberly Smith earns Bronze Ironman All World title
Kimberly Smith, Slippery Rock University associate professor of exercise science and adviser to the Triathlon Club at SRU, was recently recognized as a 2013 Bronze Ironman All World Athlete.
Her 2013 Ironman, earned at Louisville, Ky., and her half-Ironman earned at Syracuse, N.Y., races placed her in the top 10 percent in the world for her age group.
There are 36 Ironman races hosted around the globe, 12 of which are in the United States.
An Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile open water swim; 112-mile bike run; and 26.2-mile run.
Along with several other races, Smith is training for the April 27th Campus Recreation Mini-Triathlon at SRU as well as her next iron-distance triathlon Sept. 7 in Cedar Point, Ohio.
Smith joined the SRU faculty in 2006.
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