‘Mighty Mujer’ participant stronger, faster after training for triathlon

El Paso News

 EL PASO (KTSM) – A woman struggled through her first Mighty Mujer triathlon, but three years later
she’s faster and stronger.

Ana Romero swims like a pro now, but that wasn’t always the case.

“I was never an athlete and now i am a triathlete,” Romero said.

Romero reached the status with the help of training for Mighty Mujer, but during her first race, Romero struggled during the swimming portion.

“I started to hyperventilate,” she said. “If I really wanted to get through the race, I had to learn how to swim.”

Romero took lessons and made time to train even with a full-time job, and two children.

“It can be challenging,” she said. “(The kids) have their own activities, but we found away to make it work.”

Fast forward to now, Romero glides in the water with ease and picked up on speed.

“I improved my swimming in the 300 meters,” she said. “That was a big accomplishment.”

Last year, Romero also raised more money than any other participant. A portion of proceeds from Mighty Mujer go to the Center Against Family Violence.

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