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17 Days To Go…Thank You, Final Push & New Partnership

*John with Dennis pushing him in the HITS Naples Olympic Distance Triathlon in January 2012

Thank You! 

We first want to start off by thanking Mr. & Mrs. Harrett, dear family friends in MI, for a wonderful & kind donation they sent to support Athletes in Tandem! It’s truly incredible to have such a strong network of support from many of our friends, family & local businesses. Graham & I have also made a donation & we couldn’t be more excited to have surpassed our original goal of $2000.00. Since we have not had to raise any money since high school fund-raisers, we really were not sure if we could even make our goal, but WE DID! Raising funds & awareness for Athletes in Tandem has been a great experience. Learning more about the organization & getting to know the people who participate has been truly inspiring in itself.


We couldn’t be happier at this point, besides when we cross the finish line, to be in the final weeks of training. It has been a long journey & has been the first in a long time that we have had to put forth so much effort & rearrange our lives to train for something that is so physically demanding. Continue reading


94 Days To Go…Featured Athlete Jamie

Featured Athlete: Jamie

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108 Days To Go…Birthday Run

Yesterday we had a fantastic 18 mile run here in Fort Collins on Steph’s Birthday! Our longest run to date & it went pretty well for both of us. Fortunately, the weather was great & the winds were minimal. We had a busy week hitting the gym continuing our strength training exercises & working on our tempo runs. As we fly right into the last 15 weeks of training, our paces & motivation is beginning to pick up. Continue reading

113 Days To Go…Featured Athlete Brian

Brian is a great guy with a wonderful personality and a zest to just go and go fast.¬† Brian has Cerebral Palsy, but doesn’t let that get in the way of living fast.¬† Continue reading

125 Days To Go…Happy New Year!!

We hope you all have had the most wonderful start to the new year! Our training has stayed consistent throughout the holidays and we have managed to increase our long run mileage to 15miles! Quite a milestone for both of us, as it is the furthest we have both run. Continue reading

132 Days To Go…Happy Holidays

First we would like to begin by saying Thank You again to Whole Foods Market in Fort Collins for helping to support Athletes in Tandem! We had many wonderful conversations with people who stopped by our table on Dec. 20th. Continue reading

152 Days To Go…Wrapped Up!

Thanks to all who came out & supported us at the Barnes & Noble gift wrapping fundraiser! We were able to reach out to many community members who were not aware of Athletes in Tandem & everyone was happy to donate to such an inspiring cause. Continue reading

155 Days To Go…Thank You Gentry Family & Featured Athlete Brady

We graciously want to thank the Gentry Family, Reggie & Tod, for a wonderful donation to Athletes in Tandem! This will help facilitate an incredible experience for deserving athletes.

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We will begin featuring athletes that have participated with Athletes in Tandem in past events & share their stories with you. We hope these athletes touch your heart as much as they touch ours~

Brady O’Donnell¬† Continue reading

161 Days To Go… Catching Up & Thank You!

First on the docket, a kind Thank You to the Tuttle Family as they have graciously made the first donation to Athletes in Tandem.
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