To help defray costs for me to travel to Des Moines, IA to compete in the HyVee Triathlon Championships.

$1,685 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 36 people in 64 months
John Young  SALEM, MA
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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Update 5
Posted by John Young
64 months ago
Almost 30% ! Thanks so much.
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Update 4
Posted by John Young
64 months ago
Almost 30% in just 2 days. Thank you all so much !
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Update 3
Posted by John Young
64 months ago
Almost 30% in just 2 days. Again, thank you all so much !
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Update 2
Posted by John Young
64 months ago
WOW. Almost at 20% already. Thanks SO much to all who have donated. I greatly appreciate your support.
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Trisha Phillips Castraberti
64 months ago

Did you include Sue & Owen in your target goal? I hope so because they should be with you.

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John Young
64 months ago

WOW !Thank you all SO MUCH.

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$1,685 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 36 people in 64 months
Created August 16, 2011
TF
$100
The Family
63 months ago (Offline Donation)

Good luck

TL
$30
T. LaValley
64 months ago (Offline Donation)

Good luck.

NS
$100
Nina Simonds
64 months ago
JM
$200
Jon Matsukawa
64 months ago

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

JM
$50
Jack and Judy Mulkerin
64 months ago

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

MO
$10
Meg O'Neill
64 months ago
$10
Anonymous
64 months ago
BC
$150
Bruce Casey
64 months ago (Offline Donation)

Good luck !

$25
Kathy Rakhit
64 months ago

Way to go, good luck

BB
$10
Ben Berry
64 months ago

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

Trisha Phillips Castraberti
64 months ago

Did you include Sue & Owen in your target goal? I hope so because they should be with you.

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John Young
64 months ago

WOW !Thank you all SO MUCH.

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