Triathlete graces magazine cover
Check out the latest edition of Runner’s World Magazine.
Austin’s own Desirée Ficker, a professional triathlete who in April became the first woman ever to win the Statesman Capitol 10,000 three years in a row, looks super buff running across the cover of the August issue, which is devoted to half marathons.
Ficker is best known for her second-place finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2006, where she set a personal best time of 9 hours and 24 minutes. The following year she came in second at the Austin Marathon, and in 2009 she placed 10th at the ING New York City Marathon.
The cover shot isn’t the first for Ficker, who also appeared on the Runner’s World cover in 2007. She’s also been featured on the cover of a (kind of racy!) issue of Inside Triathlon, Triathlete magazine and a host of smaller publications.
Ficker says she hasn’t seen the cover yet, but the Santa Barbara shoot was fun.
“It takes a surprising amount of running to get one single shot!” she said.