Monthly Archives: January 2010

We Remember

It is January 30th, and today marks the 8th year of the tragic killing of Upper Darby Police Officer Dennis McNamara. This year, Dennis was again remembered with a brief memorial service at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill PA. Of course we had to stop by and we saw the usual faces....cop friends, detective buddies, local politicians, a reporter that we have become friendly with, and of course Dennis' widow and two kids were all there not to mourn, but to remember, embrace, and celebrate a life.
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TriTown USA Launches Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Washington, DC, now home to two major triathlons, is known as TriTown USA. The Inaugural Washington DC Triathlon joins The Nation's Triathlon to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, now in its 5th year, as two of the country's most distinctive races in one of the world's most distinctive capital cities.
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Racing for Recovery

I want to introduce you all to a friend of mine. Todd Crandell and I met several years ago when I interviewed him for a piece for That interview bloomed into a good friendship which brought him to Philly to race the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon.
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Hold Nothing Back

I don’t ever want to find myself at the end of my days saying I should have done something or said something.
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Brad Schoener Memorial 5K & Music Marathon Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Brad Schoener Memorial 5K and Music Marathon.
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Criminal Behavior

Perhaps the title of this post is a bit bold but I have always said it’s criminal if people have the means and ability to give back and make a difference, and don’t do anything. For years I have watched the salaries of professional athletes skyrocket to the point of ridiculous, obscene, and yes – criminal.
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Greatness Personified

On January 18th, I attended a funeral service for the father of a good college buddy. It is no surprise and no act of irony or coincidence that this celebration of life took place on the very day that we also celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Edwin “Mr. C.” Collins passed peacefully with his family by his side on January 11th. His eldest son Chris and I were good college friends in the early 1980s and have remained so through the years.
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Welcome XTERRA Wetsuits

Just a quick word to welcome XTERRA Wetsuits as a 2010 sponsor. I have been hooked on XTERRA since getting the Vector Pro five years ago and am looking forward to checking out some of their new suits. I will pass along a discount code for friends and teammates to use for great discounts on a great product line.
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LLS Man of the Year Candidate

I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you all know that I just accepted a nomination to run for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year. I was reluctant at first to take on another initiative but once I spent a minute to really think about the honor and what it stands for, it was a slam-dunk decision. What this really means is that I will embark on a fundraising campaign in early April that will run through the end of June and will try to raise as much money as possible to aid in the battle against blood cancers.
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Train with the Best to Meet Your Challenge

Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) program and you'll train with professional coaches, travel and share good times with a fun group of dedicated people.
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