{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Marlins assistant Conine scaling new heights

|
Marlins assistant Conine scaling new heights play video for Marlins assistant Conine scaling new heights

MIAMI -- Jeff Conine has never shied away from testing his limits.

The former All-Star outfielder, who currently is a special assistant with the Marlins, has embarked on a new adventure -- climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The 48-year-old has remained physically active since retiring in 2007. In 2008, for instance, he completed the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Mount Kilimanjaro is his latest excursion.

"It doesn't surprise me that he would do something like that," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He's a great athlete and an adventurous guy. He's done triathlons."

Conine isn't the first player with Marlins ties to take on Mount Kilimanjaro. Former Miami right-hander Kevin Slowey, who was released by the team in June, climbed the famous moutain along with R.A. Dickey in 2012.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español