Laila Ali completes in the New York Triathlon
New York, NY–Laila Ali, daughter of famed boxer Muhammad Ali, completed her first triathlon Sunday. Ali crossed the finish line of the New York Triathlon with a time of 3:06:22 according to the New York Times and was reportedly six minutes ahead of her goal time. The course consists of a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40k bike and 10k run.
Ali is no stranger to athletic competition but the one time Super Middleweight Champion told the Huffington Post that the triathlon was more challenging than training for a boxing match because it forced her to incorporate biking and swimming into her workout regimen.
With a husband and two adorable children at home, Laila Ali is used to handling three things at once. (Not to mention her upcoming TV gigs and a daily online talk show, where she muses on how she juggles it all.) But this past weekend, the retired boxing champ took on a new trifecta of challenges: the New York City triathlon.
For the daughter of a boxing legend with a Super Middleweight Champion title of her own, the 1.5 kilometer swim, 40k bike and 10k run might sound like an easily accomplishable feat, but Ali says that wasn’t entirely the case.
“I have always incorporated running into my workouts, but not swimming and biking,” she told The Huffington Post.