One of my daughters has discovered in herself a talent and passion for Tri-Athlete competitions. She's a hella swimmer, runner, and biker and she trains with Spartan discipline. So even though she's a relative beginner to the world of Tri racing, she's made a showing in some big races. My husband and I get so excited by these accomplishments that we don't even notice exactly where in the winner lineup she ranks, only that indeed the world has validated what we know: our little girl is a WINNER. The cool term, she has taught us, is yet another noun disguised as a verb: podium. As in (through tears of joy): "Mom! Dad! I podiumed!!!!"