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On August 7th I raced in the NYC Olympic Distance Triathlon as a para-triathlete along with over 3100 other triathletes. I completed the race in a time of 3:51:13 which was a personal b... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by John Young 32 months ago

Almost 30% ! Thanks so much.

 
 
 

Updated posted by John Young 32 months ago

Almost 30% in just 2 days. Thank you all so much !

 
 
 

Updated posted by John Young 32 months ago

Almost 30% in just 2 days. Again, thank you all so much !

 
 
 
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Created by John Young on August 16, 2011

On August 7th I raced in the NYC Olympic Distance Triathlon as a para-triathlete along with over 3100 other triathletes.  I completed the race in a time of 3:51:13 which was a personal best time for me for that distance.

I was later contacted by the organizers of the HyVee Triathlon and was told that I had earned a spot to race in the 5150 US Championships over this coming Labor Day Weekend.

I started racing in triathlon in 2009 and have now completed 15 triathlons including 2 Olympic Distance races and a 1/2 Ironman distance race.  I race in triathlon for myself but also so that others can see that you should not limit yourself based upon preconceived physical barriers. 

As far as I know, I am the only dwarf para-triathlete and I hope to continue racing and training so that I will be able to race at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

I would be greatly appreciative of any size donation you can give and I also totally understand if you feel your money would be better suited for a more charitable fund.  If you are unable to contribute financially, I hope I would be able to count on your moral support.

Thanks for taking the time to consider my request.
 
 
 
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Did you include Sue & Owen in your target goal? I hope so because they should be with you.

posted by Trisha Phillips Castraberti 32 months ago

WOW !Thank you all SO MUCH.

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113% raised by 36 people in 32 months.

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The Family

31 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

Good luck

 

$30.00

T. LaValley

32 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

Good luck.

 

$100.00

Nina Simonds

32 months ago

 
 

$200.00

Jon Matsukawa

32 months ago

 
 

Very cool, good luck and have a great race. Hope this helps :)

 

$50.00

Jack and Judy Mulkerin

32 months ago

 
 

We're rooting for you, John. Best of luck.

 

$10.00

Meg O'Neill

32 months ago

 
 

$10.00

Anonymous

32 months ago

 

$150.00

Bruce Casey

32 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

Good luck !

 

$25.00

Kathy Rakhit

32 months ago

 
 

Way to go, good luck

 

$10.00

Ben Berry

32 months ago

 
 

I'm only sorry we can't do more right now.

 

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