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Charting new course with old friend

Quest to qualify for Boston Marathon can wait ... there's another Ironman to run

Updated: February 21, 2013, 1:00 AM ET
By Susan Lacke | Competitor.com

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first met Dr. Nunez seven years ago, when he hired me to teach in his department at a local community college. One day, a few months into my tenure, I was smoking a cigarette outside of our offices when he sat down next to me.

"Mind if I have a drag?"

Dr. Nunez wasn't the type of guy I pegged as a smoker. In fact, he was the complete opposite -- an Ironman triathlete who was known for sneaking out between classes and meetings to swim laps in the campus ...

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