Audio slide show: Long journey to the finish line

Roles are reversed for a husband-and-wife triathlete team after an accident leaves him debilitated.

Photography and audio by Spencer Weiner

Produced by Marc Martin


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Audio slide show: Long journey to the finish line

Two weeks before they were to compete in the 2008 Ironman Arizona Triathlon, Lawrence Fong collapsed in the restroom of a Marina del Rey restaurant. Surgeons operated that night to remove the clot and he slipped into a coma. Doctors told Beth Fong her husband was brain dead and she should consider taking him off life support. "I was scared, but deep down I always knew that this was not how our story would end," Beth said.

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