Danskin Triathalon saw Sara Planton put in a respectable time, putting a despicable disease behind her.
A perfect day for any type of exercise, Sunday August 21 was the date for the Danskin Triathalon in Pleasant Prairie, WI, where Muskego mom and cancer survivor Sara Planton made a statement on her current state of health. After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy one year ago, Planton was again healthy and posted the numbers to prove it as part of her own journey of healing. With her family there to cheer her on as part of "Team Phoenix," a group of 15 women who have beaten cancer, Planton posted a finishing time of 1:39.28. Her finish put her 240th out of 1,261 men and women in the race, and 38th of 141 in 40-49 age group (Planton is 49.) The Danskin Triathalon features a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run.
Sara Planton survives her own fight and inspires other on her team to finish Danskin Triathalon in Pleasant Prairie.
Team Phoenix is a 15-member group of women who have entered the Danskin Triathalon in Pleasant Prairie on Sunday, August 21. All are cancer survivors. According to an article on JS Online, Sara Planton of Muskego, a coach and member of the Muskego Water Bugs water ski team, brings the most athletic experience to the team of women, many of whom had not previously completed a triathalon. Planton had a bilateral mastectomy about a year ago, the 49-year-old said she benefited from the emotional training more than the physical. "I'm empowered by seeing my teammates progress and learning from them," Planton told JS Online. "I've gotten the camaraderie of people who have gone through very similar circumstances. I'm not the kind of person who …