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Harriet Anderson, 74. Competed in Ironman World 18 times. In 2009, got clipped from behind on her bike, fell and broke her clavicle. She taped her arm to her waist, walked the marathon portion and still finished in time. It doesn't get any more badass than that.
Long-course triathlon prodigy Chrissie Wellington. Three time Ironman winner and recent winner of 2011 Ironman South Africa, where she not only set new female bike, run and course records, but her marathon time of 2:52:54 was also faster than all of the men
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