Last week I had the pleasure of attending a private screening of the film Mary and Bill, starring my friend & former neighbor Mary Stroebe. Mary became a triathlete in her late seventies (no excuses people!). She's completed over 12 sprint triathlons. She retired at age 90 and now fires the starting gun at her favorite event the Life Time Fitness triathlon in Minneapolis.
At age 89 Mary went head-to-head with TV host Kelly Ripa in a timed triathlon in New York City, later receiving a Relly award from Regis and Kelly.
The evening in downtown Madison, Wis., combined many of the things I love: my hubby Ken, triathlon, film, can-do stories, state street, original art & music. I shouldn't have worn mascara, the film made me teary in a good way.
The film is directed by Andrew Napier. He began filming Mary and Bill during his senior year in High School.
Please enjoy the trailer, I know you'll love both Mary & Bill, both are true characters.
Mary and Bill