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Cardinals' Tillman tackles new challenge

Talk about your offseason conditioning. Arizona safety Pat Tillman will compete in an Ironman half-triathlon.

Updated: May 31, 2001, 12:55 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Pat Tillman's Sundays usually consist of slamming into people like Randy Moss, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Corey Dillon and Jerry Rice. The violent vortex of the NFL, as it turns out, is rather tame stuff compared to what the Arizona Cardinals' strong safety will do this coming Sunday.

"Man," Tillman said, "it's starting to dawn on me that this could be nasty."

Tillman will be one of 1,600 competitors in Cambridge, Md., for the Blackwater EagleMan Triathlon, a half-Ironman ...

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