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John Pilkington & Steve Burton on their ElliptiGOs from San Francisco to San Diego
John Pilkington & Steve Burton on their ElliptiGOs from San Francisco to San Diego. Photographer : Bill Pinnell

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Deshautelle in La Jolla for the triathlon
Anna Deshautelle in La Jolla for the triathlon

I attended the San Diego Triathlon Challenge this weekend in La Jolla, and I’m still beaming with inspiration at being in the presence of so many amazing performances, made possible by the Challenged Athletes Foundation‘s (CAF) good work.  Several of my friends have asked me how to get involved, and I don’t mind singling out two athletes in particular who gave so much of themselves this weekend for an incredible cause.

Anna Deshautelle participated in the triathlon, and she swam a mile in the not-so-calm waters of La Jolla Cove, then rode 44 miles over the hilly-est possible course, then turned around and ran another 10 miles over those same hills.

All the while, John Pilkington and Stephen Burton were on a like-minded mission for CAF, riding their ElliptiGOs — yes, that’s right! — tough as that sounds, all the way from San Francisco to Encinitas (San Diego County) over hill and dale in wind and gales, night and day. These amazing feats were all for the good work CAF does.
My admiration and gratitude goes to them today.  I love each one of you!

Read more about Anna:
http://sdtc14.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp…

And about John:
http://www.challengedathletes.org/…/donorR…/donorPledge.asp…

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Photographer: Bill Pinnell
Anna Deshautelle at the start of the swim in the triathlon, La Jolla Cove
Anna Deshautelle at the start of the swim in the triathlon, La Jolla Cove

 

CAF Tri Start - La Jolla Cove  Tri start - Annas Wave