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Paratriathlon National Championships

Updated 06.21.17

June 25

Prairie Springs Park

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Semper Fi Fund Athletes Compete in Paratriathlon National Championships June 25, 2017

Team Semper Fi Competes among the Nation’s Best in Swim, Bike, Run

 Who: Eighteen service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program compete in the 2017 USA Paratriathlon National Championships.

WHAT: Team Semper Fi’s annual attendance at USA Paratriathlon National Championships on June 25 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. Athletes will compete in a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course at Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea.

Paratriathlon is currently the fastest-growing disabled sport and offers unique benefits to recovering service members: “The sport of triathlon helps a disabled service member achieve something that very few, if any, other sports can do” says TSF Sports Manager. “It allows them to understand that they don’t have to be single-sport athletes, encourages pride, mental focus, and goal setting. The ability to “conquer” one task — let alone three different ones in a single day — is a good confidence boost and helps tremendously with overall mental and physical health.”

WHEN: June 25, 2017

 WHERE: Prairie Springs Park
9900 Terwall Terrace
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

WHY: “Recovery Through Sport” has proven to be an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery. Learning and practicing alongside fellow wounded service members, they can also trade stories, share strategies for coping with their injuries, and forge lasting friendships.