Waynesville mom takes on Iron Man

out ironmanWaynesville resident Jennifer Jacobsen recently crossed the finish line of the Ironman Louisville, a challenging race that involves a total 140 miles of swimming, biking and running, in a time of 15 hours, 43 minutes and 8 seconds.


“Participating in Ironman Louisville was one of the most challenging, incredible and exciting moments of my life,” Jacobsen said. “There were moments of pure joy and exhilaration as well as times of pain and questioning if I would finish the race all during the course of the day. What an amazing experience and I am grateful I was able to fulfill a dream.”

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