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Renton woman aims to make history in Ironman triathlon: ‘It’s a big deal for people with MS’

Ashley Norton swims a 3,000 yard recovery day swim training session Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at Lake Sammamish in Issaquah. Ashley Norton, a single mom from Renton with Multiple Sclerosis will compete in the Maple Valley Ironman triathlon on Sept. 17, and then hopes to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October.

Ashley Norton is determined to overcome the obstacles and challenges of MS. She said completing the Ironman "could change a lot for people who have MS."

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