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David Anderson: Ironman's big savings
David Anderson: Ironman's big savings
Biking and running to work add up to big savings for David Anderson. It also helps the Ironman competitor (pictured with his children, Whitney, Damian and Ben) fit in essential training.
Mechanical engineer, 36, Glenville, N.Y.

I bike or run to work. Biking is just as fast (there is a bottleneck bridge -- I don't know how cars can be so patient!), it saves me a boatload of money -- and my car lasts much longer.
It keeps me sane -- I get time to ponder, unwind from work, and relieve stress (due in part because I am losing my son to autism). And once a year I reward myself for the fitness gained by doing an Ironman triathlon.

I am not a natural athlete, and would otherwise tend to put on a lot of weight, but hitting the road constitutes a large chunk of the training I need to go long. WHAT FUN!

Between the above blessings of leaving the car at home, I would bike and run even if gas were free. How 'bout that, America!

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
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