PHOTOS: Inspiring day of stamina at Challenged Athletes Foundation’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge in La Jolla

San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation, a leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved in sports, welcomed supporters and participants to La Jolla Cove for its 21st annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge Oct. 19, 2014.

The sold-out, daylong event was expected to raise more than $1 million to help physically challenged individuals get the support needed to succeed in sports and in life. Some 200 challenged athletes competed side-by-side with 500 able-bodied athletes through the signature “challenge” distance triathlon course in the Cove — a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike ride and 10-mile run.

Supporters also took part in the festivities through the 24-Hour Fitness Tour de Cove, a 4.5-hour stationary cycling marathon, and the Kaiser Permanente Thrive-5K Fitness Walk. More information at

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