Wednesday, October 7, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 11:21 AM, under Ironman, ParaTriathletes
The 2009 Ironman Triathlon is taking place in Kona (Hawai'i) this week. And among those competing will be a number of ParaTriatheletes. It was in 2007 that Scott Rigsby became the first bilateral, below the knee amputee to complete the grueling race (video story from Daryn Kagan after the jump).
One delegation to the competition is the Getting2Tri Foundation out of Atlanta, Georgia. United State Military Academy graduate and veteran triathlete Mike Lenhart originally founded this organization three years ago to provide support to wounded veterans, it has since grown to support all physically challenged athletes.
Mike and Getting2Tri are writing a blog from Kona, and it gives a great insight to what is happening with paratriathletes in Kona, something you will not find in the mainstream media.
Here is a video telling about the National ParaTriathlete Training Camp, sponsored by Getting2tri and held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, followed by a video story on Scott Rigsby from Daryn Kagan's web site.