She transcended the sport. Eight Kona titles. 24 Ironman championships. In 1988 she finished 11th overall on the Big Island, one of the greatest performances in triathlon history. Her world best time of 8:50:53 stood from 1994 to 2008. Her Kona record time from 1992, 8:55:28, stood until 2011. ABC's Wide World of Sports called her "the greatest all-around female athlete in the world."