Instead, Conine, a 17-year veteran of six big-league teams, has spent long hours swimming, cycling and running in preparation for an ambitious triathlon schedule that will culminate in the Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii, in October . . .They must know that Conine is the only guy to play with the Marlins in their first season, the 1997 World Series season, and the 2003 World Series season. I suppose that's compelling.
. . . Most triathletes must either qualify or win a lottery spot for entry into that event. World Triathlon Corp., Ironman’s Florida-based parent company, granted Conine one of several special invitations given to athletes with compelling stories, according to the W.T.C.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Mr. Marlin is not spending his retirement sipping piña coladas: