Dawn Does 1st Triathlon, The Danskin


My wife has been training and preparing for months to do the Danskin Sprint Triathlon, which is a 1/2 mile swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run.  She just did the whole thing on August 20th in just 2 hours!  Congratulations Dawn, I'm so proud of you!!!

It was an amazing event.  Over 3,800 participants.  Dawn was training with a group of ladies led by a Danskin trainer, and she even took additional swimming lessons at our gym.  I must say, she is a considerably better swimmer than I am!

Now that she has knocked this event out of the ball park, she is looking to the next great thing.  She is also actively recruiting more ladies for the next Danskin tri.  So get this, she feels that her most difficult part was the running, so now she is training for a full blown 1/2 Marathon!  This is a 21k run (13 miles) alone, that's a good 2hrs of just running.  Wow.  Now I feel all inspired to learn to swim well enough to try a tri too. 

Way to go Dawn!!

BTW, her next event is the Iron Girl 5k she is doing with her Mom later this month.  This one is for charity and Dawn is raising money for the Ulman Cancer Foundation.  The UCF helps young adults with cancer, and Dawn is doing this in memory of one of our dear friends and groomsmen, Curtis Fletcher, who passed away from testicular cancer just last year at the age of 26.  If you'd like, please feel free to make a donation to the UCF towards Dawn's fundraising.

Comments (2)

  1. Carolin Coad says:

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S,  D A W N !

    You are to be greatly commended for setting a goal, working hard toward preparing for it, and reaching it!  It is a lifetime accomplishment to have completed a triathalon, and I have known few people so determined to attempt and complete it.  You are an example of excellence for your family, and we rejoice with you in your successful completion of the race.  You are an inspiration to us all.  I was especially touched to hear that you are going to participate in the Iron Girl 5K with your Mother in honor of Curtis.  

  2. Sister Hannah Joy Coad says:

    Noah, you must be very proud of Dawn.  I am sooooo glad she is my sister-in-law.  Dawn you are a true athleat.  May God bless you in your future runs.

    Love Sis Hannah Joy

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