As a native to the Montreal area, I am excited to participate in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant: North American Championship.
Since retiring in 2012 from the Philadelphia Flyers I have decided to take on a new sport, that would be challenging, so I decided to go all in and do an IRONMAN Triathlon which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and topped off with a marathon - 26.2 miles - totaling 140.6 miles all in one day. After running the Philadelphia Marathon, I was introduced to the sport of triathlons through a friend. I have recently finished the IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 (half IM distance) and will compete in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant: North American Championship on August 18th. I have been asked to be an ambassador of the IRONMAN Foundation- Newton Running Tri Team. Through this team, we make our journey of becoming an IRONMAN a race for a cause and support charitable organization through fundraising.
As an ambassador, I will be raising funds for The IRONMAN Foundation, as well as the Ronald McDonald House, the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Go4theGoal Foundation- Tunes4Teens. Help support my causes!
THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION INC wrote -
The goal of The IRONMAN Foundation-Newton Running Tri Team is to: "create an action that happens once in time but has existing or lasting results or an action that happens continually or progressively." The team will create a moment to impact people, that does it in a way to build a legacy.
Kokua is a Hawaiian word that translates as “extending loving, sacrificial help to others for their benefit, not for personal gain. Through our Kokua, we hope to leave the world a better place.
Through the support of the team, The IRONMAN Foundation will partner with a local charity to leave our KOKUA in the Mont-Tremblant Community. Please help us leave a lasting legacy behind in our race community.