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'Dancing' winner's grueling new challenge

  • Hines Ward is a Super Bowl MVP and Season 12 winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’
  • Next challenge: Ironman triathlon

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'Dancing' winner's grueling new challenge

He is a Super Bowl MVP, he played with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons, and he won season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, Hines Ward has his sights on the Ironman World Championship in October. 

Ward sat down with HLN’s Robin Meade to talk about his new challenge, and his new website “Become One” at, a place where you can get exercise encouragement. 

Ward told Robin that he loves challenges and that the Ironman Challenge may be the biggest of his entire career. 

The Ironman Challenge is a 140.6 mile course that includes running, swimming, and biking. Ward joked that the hardest part to train for will be the swimming. “For me, I am not an ocean person. I watched ‘Jaws’ too many times,” he says, “I am always looking for sharks, so I don’t know how I’m going to do this competition.” 

Ward also said that although he played in the NFL for 14 years and won 3 Super Bowls, his winning stint on “Dancing with the Stars” has surprisingly eclipsed his football fame. “Where ever I go… grocery stores, gas stations… I am always getting it and the funny thing about it is I am getting it from guys.” 

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