Athletes to benefit from $1.2 million raised during San Diego Triathlon Challenge at La Jolla Cove
Money raised from the Tour de Cove on Oct. 21, 2012 will help the Challenged Athletes Foundation provide funding directly to physically challenged individuals for the acquisition of adaptive sports equipment, such as sports prosthetics, racing and basketball wheelchairs, handcycles, and mono-skis. Additionally, it will help subsidize competition and training expenses, produce mentoring and fitness clinics, and offer community outreach programs. This year’s event raised more than $1.2 million for Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The Tour de Cove was part of the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s 19th annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge. The unique event boasted an all new “challenge distance” triathlon course consisting of a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike and 10-mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country.
Tom Atwell, 46, of La Jolla had the best time in the Individual Open, Men’s division in the Triathlon Challenge with a time of 4:21:53 after competing in swimming, biking and running.
In the Individual Open, Women’s division, two La Jollans finished with the third and fourth best times: Jodi Murray, 34, was third with a finishing time of 4:37:51. In fourth place was Marty Andrerson, 45, in 4:37:51.
Oct. 21 marked the “best day” so far in this triathlon’s history as more than 750 participants (200 of which were -year physically challenged athletes) gathered at La Jolla Cove. Among those participating were pro athletes like Jordan Rapp, Chris “MACCA” McCormack, Sarah Piampiano and Jamie Whitmore, legends like Bill Walton and Scott Tinley, celebrities like stars of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” and dozens of our Paralympians home from London.
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