BENEFITING: KYLE PEASE FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2016
The Epic 5 Challenge was founded in 2010 to test some of the worlds most talented ultra triathletes in mind, body, and spirit. As featured in Rich Roll’s book “Finding Ultra” this invitation only event is an unparalleled athletic journey. On May 5th, 2016 Atlanta athlete Dani Grabol will set out to be the first female participant in the event with the goal of becoming the first female to finish Epic 5.
About Dani Grabol:
In 2005 after a routine physical and Dani was told "if you don't do something about your weight, you will be dead by the time you are 40." Haunted by those words, Dani went home and committed herself to a complete overhaul of her lifestyle. After losing 70 pounds Dani competed in her first triathlon in 2006. On November 1st, 2006 while on a training ride in Florida, Dani was struck by a drunk driver, crushing her left tibia and fibula. Doctors were skeptical that Dani would ever run or be able to compete again. After months of intensive therapy Dani returned to multi-sport, completing her first Ironman in 2008. In December 2011 Dani became the first woman to ride solo across the state of Florida, setting a record for 422 miles in 27 hours and 58 minutes. In 2012 she competed in a double Iron distance triathlon that consisted of a 4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike and 52.4 mile run. Dani was the 4th overall and 2nd female finisher. In 2013 Dani set the two- person female record for Race Across America, a 3000-mile bike race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis Maryland. Most recently Dani set the 24-hour Cycling World Time Trial course record in Borrego Springs, California. Dani works in geriatrics at a private-duty home care company. Through her work with the senior population, Dani strives to show older adults how to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Throughout this journey of training and racing in Epic 5, Dani will push to the edge of human ability and truly challenge herself and ideas of what is possible. Although swimming 12 miles, biking 560 miles, and running 131 miles in just five days is an incredible feat, this is much more than just a quest for personal athletic glory. This is why Dani has chosen to support and promote the vision and mission of the Kyle Pease Foundation.
About the Kyle Pease Foundation:
The Kyle Pease Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that promotes success for young people with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports and competition. Programs include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment, and participating in educational campaigns around Cerebral Palsy. Founded in 2011 by brothers Kyle & Brent Pease the foundation has supported over 40 families from distances from 5k to 50k and even in Ironman racing! The brothers have finished two ironman races themselves and are set to have their first sponsored athlete finish 140.6 with a team of volunteers this fall 2015.