RARECast: How Lisa Bentley Became a World Class Triathlete with Cystic Fibrosis

September 28, 2015

For 20 years, Lisa Bentley competed as a professional triathlete with impressive results. She won 11 Ironman races, 11 Half Ironman races, had several top five finishes at the Ironman World Championships, and represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games. For a decade, Bentley ranked number five in the world. All of that is all the more impressive considering Bentley performed with cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic lung disease that results in chronic infections and limits lung capacity. We spoke to Bentley about life as a competitive athlete with cystic fibrosis, how she managed her disease with her physically demanding pursuits, and her life now as a patient advocate


RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

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