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Ironman Redefined

I can’t believe it has been 6 years. On this date in 2005 I lost my father. He checked into a hospital in June and never left the ICU. This is always a hard time for me and it’s been a rough couple of days. Today, for obvious reasons, is the worst. I really wish [...]
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Thank You Roll Call

As I forge on in my fundraising effort with Ethan Zohn for the New York City Marathon, I want to pause for a minute to thank all who have contributed thus far. Thank you very much to the following people who have helped make a difference.
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A Little Bundle of BIG Courage

One look into the eyes of this child and you will be swept away. Read her story and you will be amazed that such strength and courage can come in such a small package. My good friends Tim and Midge Kerr will be dedicating their Splash N' Dash event this weekend in Avalon to the Love family. I will have an opportunity to meet Taylor and her family on Saturday and am looking forward to witnessing first hand the contagious spirit that defines Taylor Love. I will have plenty more to share next week, but wanted to give you a glimpse ...
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Survivor Story

In May 2004, Bill Crews finished the worst six months of his life. a competitive swimmer and coach, Crews had been training for his first triathlon when his shoulder got sore. He went to the doctor thinking he had torn a rotator cuff and came out learning he had cancer.
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Tragedy Drives Woman to Triathlon

After an undetected heart condition claimed the life of 38-year-old Joe Lyons during the 2007 Cohasset Triathlon, no one would have blamed Joe’s widow, Karen, if she distanced herself from the sport.
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NYC Marathon Charity Program Aims to Raise $21 Million

More than 6,000 runners representing more than 75 charities - both record numbers - aim to raise $21 million at the ING New York City Marathon 2009, which would be an all-time high for the race. The 40th running of the race will be on Sunday, November 1.
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New Recruits

In recent weeks I have met a few amazing people who are now key foot soldiers in the war against cancers.
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Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon

This weekend is the big Philly Triathlon. I don’t race this one. Instead I wear multiple other hats including race staff and TNT coach. This is a national Team in Training event so the race raises significant dollars for the fight against blood cancers.
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Big Footprints

I ran a local 5k this morning. It’s been a long time since I have run a stand alone short race like that. It was a benefit for the late Brad Schoener, the Upper Darby band director who we lost in March and I have written about previously.
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My Cause and Thank You

Last night I was honored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as their Team in Training "Volunteer of the Year". I have to say that the concept of receiving this award completely took my breath away. For many years I have been a big advocate of tying athletics with charitable causes. I have done events like the American Cancer Society’s and the MS rides for years. They started out simply as fun and cool ways to do events.
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