Monday, November 21, 2011
In 2008, I met an amazing successful, intelligent, beautiful woman named Caroline Gaynor. She could swim, bike, run circles around most people. She often did. Caroline also would often swim, bike, run along side people. She frequently volunteered to guide blind/visually impaired triathletes. I met her in New York when I went to race in my first ever triathlon. Caroline has an amazing resume of personal athletic achievements while having a wonderful resume of helping other reach their goals. Last year, she became the first woman to ever lead a blind woman through the Ironman Triathlon. The women who had completed the Ironman distance did so with male guides. When Caroline guided Patricia Walsh across the start line and through to the finish, they made history. This past weekend, Caroline added to her legend by guiding Tina Ament through the IM Arizona course in about fourteen hours. Congratulations to Caroline and Tina on the accomplishment. Congratulations to Caroline, one of the most spectacular individuals I have ever met. Caroline is someone who inspires me. She has a heart of gold and never ending talent.