Hines Ward completes Ironman Triathlon

AP

Former Steelers receiver and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward has added a very different accomplishment to his athletic career.

On Saturday, Ward completed the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.

Ward, now a fixture on NBC’s Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football, won’t be making a habit of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles consecutively.  Earlier today, I texted him congratulations and asked when the next one will be.”

Never,” Ward said.  “One and done.”

It’s still one heck of an accomplishment for Ward.  He’s off this week as he recovers from the ordeal; he’ll be back with NBC for good next weekend.