‘Because I can’ – Haley Cooper-Scott
We have quite a few Swifts ready to toe the line at Ironman Couer d’ Alene tomorrow, and one of them was featured on the front page of the Spokesman on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Check out the article below:
Spokane triathlete finds passion in a sport she started ‘on a whim’
By Jim Allen, Spokesman Review
Haley Cooper-Scott enjoys a sport that takes her around the world – especially when it takes her back home.
“I really love the finish line,” said Cooper-Scott, of Spokane, a successful professional triathlete and one of the favorites in Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene triathlon.
She loves it so much, in fact, that last year, with third place wrapped up, she lingered before the finish line with friends and family. The hugs, kisses and high-fives are memorialized on YouTube.
She also loves the work that gets her there: more than 20 hours of running, bicycling and swimming every week during the competitive season, on top of college classes that one day will make her a doctor of physical therapy.
“I don’t compete because I want to be the best professional triathlete in the world, but because I can,” Cooper-Scott said Tuesday after a workout at Witter Pool in Spokane.