BENEFITING: TEAM PHENOMENAL HOPE INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2015
Monica Reisz and Mandy Budzowski Gabarda will compete in Ironman Chattanooga for team Phenomenal Hope. The race is a 144.6 mile (that’s right, 4 miles longer) Ironman distance triathlon composed of a 2.4 mile swim, 116 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run.
So what’s the connection? Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, under-diagnosed, and often misdiagnosed disease. Ironman is one of the world’s most challenging and well known races. We want to use our sport to raise awareness and shine a spotlight on Pulmonary Hypertension. We are excited to join forces with other like- minded, charitable athletes to raise awareness about Pulmonary Hypertension.
Team Phenomenal Hope has given us a renewed focus and an additional source of motivation to excel at what we love to do! We can’t think of a better reason to race than to help others.