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‘Way to go, mom!’: Central Texas woman completes half Ironman Waco after shedding 80 pounds

A Central Texas woman who shed 80 pounds before being chosen as member of TEAM Waco, an initiative through the Greater Waco Sports Commission, crossed the finish line of the half IRONMAN Sunday in downtown Waco to the cheers of dozens of family members, friends and supporters.

Erika Sutton, 37, of Crawford, said she couldn’t have done it without the support of so many and she was overcome with emotion as she finished the race.

“It was amazing,” Erika said through tears.  “I wanted to quit but I finished because my family is here.  My teammates are here.  I’m so pumped.”