Deaf triathlete is IRONMAN bound!

Watching Deaf triathlete, Vlad Schmidt hustle his way to a 10:06:50 finish at IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant in August 2014, was both inspiring and humbling. 
Not only did Vlad beat his previous year’s personal record in Coeur d’Alene by well over an hour, he also delivered impressive 1st and 2nd place finishes within his 45-49 age group in local triathlons last year. After only two years of dedicating his life to this sport, Vlad consistently scores in the top 10% of his age group in every race.

He is the fastest American Deaf IRONMAN, if not the world, making him a living embodiment of the IRONMAN mantra “Anything Is Possible”.

Vlad, Russian born and now living in Seattle, speaks English, German, Russian, as well as American Sign Language, German Sign Language, and Russian Sign Language. He devotes 15-20 hours to training every week. He lives and breathes competitive triathlons and he’s not settling until he’s at the top of his age group at IRONMAN Kona, 2015.

To support the expenses associated with training  and competing in IRONMAN 2015 is managing Vlad’s sponsorship efforts. Will you join #teamVlad in the form of a cash donation? 

Your cash donation will make an incredible difference, no matter how small and will help cover costs associated with training, nutrition, equipment and travel. You have the unique opportunity to be a part of making history and your impact will go far beyond supporting one incredible athlete. You will help inspire Deaf athletes around the globe to show the world that...
“Deaf people can do everything but hear”.


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  • Sonya The Rawson Family  
    • $25 
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    • $50 
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    • $40 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Echo Greenlee 
Seattle, WA
Vladimir Schmidt 

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