Throwback Thursday: Sister Madonna Is The 'Top Nun' - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Throwback Thursday: Sister Madonna Is The 'Top Nun'

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. - This week's Throwback Thursday honors Spokane's Sister Madonna Buder, who was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. According to the usatriathlon.org "The Iron Nun" has 12 age-group victories at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and has won dozens of national and world titles in Olympic-distance events.

The sixth ever Induction Ceremony takes place on June 26th in Chicago. We've talked with Sister Madonna several times over the last couple decades of her racing career: our video clips in this story are from 1993 and 2012.

Also inducted this year are John and Judy Collins, the creators of the Ironman Triathlon in 1978, Elite Athlete Mike Pigg and Tom Warren, winner of the 1979 Ironman Hawaii.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Kentucky man resisting arrest plunges 40 feet over overpass

    Kentucky man resisting arrest plunges 40 feet over overpass

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-12-16 20:42:46 GMT

    BELLVUE, Ky. - A truck driver trying to escape from police in northern Kentucky fell 40 feet off an overpass, but even that didn't stop him. A truck driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 471 was about to be taken into custody earlier this month when things took a scary turn. The driver tripped over road debris and fell about 40 feet off the overpass.

    More >>

    BELLVUE, Ky. - A truck driver trying to escape from police in northern Kentucky fell 40 feet off an overpass, but even that didn't stop him. A truck driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 471 was about to be taken into custody earlier this month when things took a scary turn. The driver tripped over road debris and fell about 40 feet off the overpass.

    More >>
  • 2 hospitalized after crashing car during police chase

    2 hospitalized after crashing car during police chase

    Saturday, December 16 2017 2:16 PM EST2017-12-16 19:16:44 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports two people are in the hospital, one in critical condition, after a crash in Moses Lake Saturday morning.  Around 4 a.m. deputies noticed a 2006 BMW driven by 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera of Moses Lake. Deputies recognized Rivera because he was recently involved in an incident in Moses Lake.

    More >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports two people are in the hospital, one in critical condition, after a crash in Moses Lake Saturday morning.  Around 4 a.m. deputies noticed a 2006 BMW driven by 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera of Moses Lake. Deputies recognized Rivera because he was recently involved in an incident in Moses Lake.

    More >>
  • More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

    More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:53 PM EST2017-12-16 18:53:34 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.    The Associated Press tallied the purchases from invoices obtained through a public records request. They included pepper spray, flash-bang and smoke grenades, riot helmets, gas masks, night-vision goggles and more than 2,000 rounds of non-lethal ammunition.

    More >>

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.    The Associated Press tallied the purchases from invoices obtained through a public records request. They included pepper spray, flash-bang and smoke grenades, riot helmets, gas masks, night-vision goggles and more than 2,000 rounds of non-lethal ammunition.

    More >>