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2014 IRONMAN Louisville

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Adam Campbell

THE STORY:

140.6 miles....for a cause!

In 2011, I did my first half marathon. I had been running, more or less, since 2003 when I joined cross country as a sophomore at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. I thought the idea of running any further than a 5K (3.1 miles) was insane, let alone 13.1 miles. I was convinced to do this first half marathon just a couple weeks before it took place, and, to be expected, I didn't do particularly well. Afterwards, I hurt everywhere, I had stomach cramps, and I couldn't believe I had choose (and paid!) to put myself through 2 and a half hours of torture. But I survived, and I was changed!

It wasn't long until I was back on the trails, preparing myself to do it all again, only better. After doing another half marathon, I set my sights on a marathon. 26.2 miles seemed just as crazy as 13.1 had just a year before, but this time I knew I could do it. That first half marathon showed me that I was capable of things I couldn't even imagine. Since then, I have done 2 more marathons, some half's, a few 5K's, and I began dabbling in triathlons. The world of endurance sports had sucked me in. I loved the competition! Not just with the other competitors, but mostly with myself. Everyday I train I compete with myself, with that voice inside that say's "I'm tired", or "It can wait until tomorrow".

And now I've decided to an Ironman triathlon. For most of you that are unaware, an Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and then a marathon, for a total of 140.6 miles. And all this must be completed by midnight, 17 hours after the gun goes off. Any single leg of this race is an endurance event unto itself. Right now, this feels to me like the very first half marathon I did. I'm asking myself why anyone would do this, why am I, and can I even do this. But what I've learned about myself is that I can, and I will!

What differentiates this race from all the rest, more than just the distance, is that this time it isn't just about me. Until now, all the training and all the races have been about me. Competing against myself, pushing myself, and earning that "Finisher" status, for myself. This time, I don't want to just cross that finish line and have everything go back to normal when I get home. I want something to have changed. That's why I've decided to raise money for the Ironman Foundation in leading up to the race. I have set my goal at $3,000, but I would like to raise a whole lot more if I can. The Ironman Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with various local and national non-profit groups. The money it raises is then dispersed to these groups, and they put it to good use, bettering their communities and putting it towards medical research.

When I cross that finish line, I won't have just raced 140.6 mile, I will have, with your help, provided funds needed to keep an after-school program running, kept youth sports programs equipped, and provided research money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Compared to that, 140.6 miles doesn't seem so bad.

So, please join me in this epic journey, help me reach $3,000, and together we’ll accomplish something amazing! Also, follow my journey by going to campbelladamr.blogspot.com to stay up-to-date on my training, fundraising, and races.

-Adam Campbell

P.S. Did I mention all donations are tax-deductible?! What’s stopping you? Necessary tax information will be e-mailed to you immediately after you make your donation online. Thank you!

 

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$3,045

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jerry, Jacki & Maisey

    $100

  • Buddy the Elf

    $20

  • Angi Prunty

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Chris Berggren

    $75

  • Myself!

    $50

  • John and Heather Fitzpatrick

    $50

  • Jean & Rick Campbell

    $200

  • Wayson Family Chiropractic

    $100

  • East Bremer Diner-Don & Sue Landau

    $100

  • Premiere Auto Wash Inc.

    $100

  • Rick & Denise Bahlmann

     

  • Garrett & Amanda

    $25

  • The Plum Family

    $25

  • Lillith Sadler

     

  • Patrick & Jocelyn Campbell

    $50

  • Matt & Julie Sowle

    $50

  • code lever

     

  • Jon and Jackie

    $110

  • MEYER PHARMACY

    $30

  • Aunt Deb Mineart

    $25

  • Marge and Jerry

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aerial Services, Inc.

    $100

  • Gail Carter

    $25

  • Toni & Jake Brown

    $50

  • Emily Dunlay

    $10

  • CrawDaddy Outdoors

    $100

  • Endurance Productions Coaching

    $100

  • Sara Frantum

    $25

  • Laurie, Darren, and Philip Tyson

    $50

  • Pat and Dan Schmidt

    $75

  • Big Guys Fan Club

    $200

  • Abby

    $100

  • Kristin & Lee Moser

    $15

  • Kathy Brandenburg

    $25

  • Erika & Josh Battern

    $20

  • Megan McCarville

    $25

  • Seth and Ashley Reid

    $50

  • Melinda Calvert

    $10

  • Wilson & Bear

    $200

  • Dustin Heidemann & Tessa Poppens

    $50

  • Nut and Justina

    $50

  • Ryan Bond & Samantha Preuser

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Don Betts Family

    $45

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102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Toolkit

The Team: $13,795 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Keating

Amount Raised

$3,100

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam Campbell

Amount Raised

$3,045

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Logan Heer

Amount Raised

$3,000

Fundraiser Title

Ross Wimer

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Greg Ebersole

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

22% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Don Betts Family

Don Betts Family

DONATION: $45

GO TEAM ADAM!!!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

My part of the shelter reservation that I owe you:) 4 years ago

Ryan Bond & Samantha Preuser

Ryan Bond & Samantha Preuser

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Nut and Justina

Nut and Justina

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dustin Heidemann & Tessa Poppens

Dustin Heidemann & Tessa Poppens

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Wilson & Bear

Wilson & Bear

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Melinda Calvert

Melinda Calvert

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Seth and Ashley Reid

Seth and Ashley Reid

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Megan McCarville

Megan McCarville

DONATION: $25

4 years ago