Triathlon

Endurance love: Carmel Valley couple are Ironman athletes

Endurance love: Carmel Valley couple are Ironman athletes

Retirees tend to have a lot of time on their hands — one Carmel Valley couple uses up all that extra time to log serious mileage, training to go the ultimate distance in Ironman triathlons.

Over the summer, husband and wife endurance athletes Dennis Kasischke, 71, and Sue Hodges, 65, took first and second respectively in their age groups at the Ironman 70.3 Racine in Racine, Wisconsin. The 70.3 includes a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile half marathon run.

Both raced in Ironman Wisconsin in Madison on Sept. 10, with Kasischke again taking first in his age group in the grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride capped off by running a full 26.2-mile...

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