Philadelphia Area Triathlete
Races to Help Challenged Athletes Foundation
PA — Philadelphia area triathlete, Steve Brown is once again racing for a reason with the hopes of raising awareness
and making a difference in the lives of others.
In 2006, Brown
has pledged to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) by competing in three ultra distance multisport
events in a span of 30 days.
Brown will first
be racing the Montreal Esprit Ultra Distance Triathlon on September 16th, 2006 in Montreal Canada. This iron
distance triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run and is held in the same venue that hosted
the 1976 Olympic Games.
Two weeks later,
Brown will take on the Chesapeakeman Ultra Distance Triathlon, (also a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) in Cambridge
Maryland. Chesapeakeman is produced by the Columbia Triathlon Association which hosts the popular Columbia Triathlon and the Kona qualifier,
Blackwater EagleMan 70.3.
Then on October
15th, Brown will cap off his challenge by facing The American Zofingen Ultra Distance Duathlon in the Mohonk Preserve in upstate New York. The American Zofingen
consists of a 5.5-mile tough trail run, followed by an 85-mile bike ride then a 16.5-mile trail run. The American Zofingen
is modeled after the grueling Powerman Zofingen Duathlon in Switzerland which is said to be one of the toughest single day
races in the world.
1997, CAF is a unique organization that recognizes the athletic greatness of people with disabilities and supports these efforts
by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement
in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Grants are awarded to
persons with any type of physical disability and for a wide range of sports. The hundreds of athletes that the CAF has assisted
range from world class athletes competing on an international level to those who are recently disabled and desire to become
is no stranger to using racing as a means of raising funds and awareness for significant causes. “I’ve raced before
for different beneficiaries, but never to this extreme,” Brown said. “I know that racing three ultras so close
together with such little recovery time will be a huge challenge, but it pales in comparison to the challenges that these
(CAF) athletes face.” “I also wanted to grab people’s attention with the hope that piqued curiosity will
have a direct correlation to an increased willingness to give and help make a difference.”
Brown has been
involved with multisport racing since the late 1980s. His accomplishments include 7 iron distance triathlon finishes, and
15 marathons as well as countless local and regional events. Brown races and trains with High Road Cycles in suburban Philadelphia and is sponsored by Hammer Nutrition and Rudy Project. He also writes and serves as Editor for the popular multisport
publication TransitionTimes.com and is the triathlon features writer for PhillyFIT Magazine.
For more information
on the Challenged Athletes Foundation, please visit: http://www.challengedathletes.org/ or contact Joanna McGowan at Joanna@challengedathletes.org or Steve
Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (267) 496-7866
“3 in 30 for CAF … Mission POSSIBLE”
Donations to Brown’s effort can be sent to:
CAF c/o Steve Brown
129 S. Keystone Ave.
Upper Darby, PA. 19082
Checks should be made payable to the Challenged Athletes Foundation
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