From Fatman to 140.6

$1,695 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 28 months
Ian Michael  WEST GROVE, PA
I started this Go Fund Me for family members but someone told me I should share with everyone. My goal is to raise money to help offset the cost of a new bike. Not just any new bike, the bike that will carry me to my dream of completing 140.6 mile journey.

A little history, I used to weigh 300+ lbs after high school. I sat around and waited for good things to come. When they didn't I came up with excuses as to why they didn't. After deciding enough was enough I found my love for triathlons, shed 100lbs and took the podium on 2/3 triathlons. My dream is to complete 140.6.

Unfortunately the cost of triathlon bikes used for these long distances races are expensive. With school loans etc I decided to start this page to help off set the cost a bit. Any little bit can help me in achieving this goal of turning from fat man to 140.6!

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Update 8
Posted by Ian Michael
25 months ago
So I have had a deal presented to me. A very generous person as made a deal to put in the last $50 I need to finish the bike if I can get the rest on here. I just purchased handle bars, so I am down to somewhere around $200. So if I can raise $150 I'll get this thing done! It's so close!!!!
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Update 7
Posted by Ian Michael
26 months ago
This is a plea for help!! I am about $500 away from completing the bike build. I know that most of you who can see this have already donated and I thank you so much for your kindness. Please share this and help me get this thing built!
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Update 6
Posted by Ian Michael
26 months ago
Got some parts in for the frameset yesterday. I have two big purchases left to get the bike up and running. I have had multiple people ask if this was still up so I just wanted to update everyone to say yes it is and everyone has been so helpful so thank you so much!
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Update 5
Posted by Ian Michael
27 months ago
I know that I had said I was going to end this by the end of August but as you know I am not someone who gives up that easy! I am just about half way to my goal and I am not about to give up now! Please consider stopping by to help, it doesn't have to be triple digits to help me get there, anything will help!
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$1,695 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 28 months
Created July 31, 2014
GK
$25
Gus Karayinopulos
25 months ago
$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
CJ
$25
cousin JR
25 months ago
EH
$25
Ed Harding
25 months ago

Keep going... You are an inspiration too so many people!

P
$5
Philipp
25 months ago

I wish you all the best. I cannot give much but I admire and understand your dream. I am also looking for a new bike so I know how hard it is. I hope you can get it soon. I wish you all the best on your journey!

$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
EK
$200
Elizabeth King
27 months ago

:)

DJ
$100
Dave Jimenez
27 months ago

Keep rolling brother! Be an inspiration.

EK
$20
Eric Kukoda
27 months ago

"The more I practice, the luckier I get." Good luck brother, you've earned it.

JL
$50
John Lynn
28 months ago

Can't wait to see you crush your ironman!!

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