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Completing an Ultraman triathlon is an amazing feat. Winning your first Ultraman competition? Impossible.
But Stephen Ray Stafford did just that. Late last year Stafford not only won his first Ultraman competition but set two course records along the way. What’s even more amazing is that he is relatively new to the sport. Six years ago he didn’t own a bike, hated to run, and couldn’t swim more than a single pool length.
Reading and writing poetry can be intimidating. Many people read poetry and feel like they don’t get it. Others have an aversion to certain genres of poetry and equate their hatred of Shakespearean sonnets to a distaste for poetry in general. And some may simply think that poetry doesn’t matter.