By Steve Mazzucchi, Women’s Muscle & Fitness Magazine
Trish Downing’s heart is so strong, it just might break yours. It needs to be for her to achieve what she has the past couple of years: becoming the first female paraplegic to complete an Iron distance triathlon and only the second to qualify for Hawaii’s Ironman World Championship. “I just put one foot in front of the other, figuratively speaking,” Downing says modestly. But there’s more to her story than that.