Sunday, August 31, 2014

Team One Step Camp Fundraising Page

With just about six weeks to go before I toe the start line at this year's Chicago Marathon, I wish to post this link for the non profit for which I am racing and fundraising this year. Children's Oncology Team One Step Camp. I am attempting to raise enough money to send a boy or girl to summer camp. Every day these kids have to face, fight, and live with cancer. For a short time, they can forget about treatment and the pain of the disease to focus on being a child running, playing, and laughing. The amount it costs to send a boy or girl to camp is $1,000. Please help me reach that goal in the coming weeks so together we can put a smile on a young person's face.

Here is the link to my page for the 2014 Chicago Marathon Team One Step Camp squad

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Appearance on ABC7 Chicago

For those who may have interest, but were not able to watch the segment which aired on Chicago's ABC7 on Saturday morning featuring my friends Dan Tun, Jenn Spencer, and Jen Pfaff, I provide you a link to the piece.

I wish to thank Karen Meyer for taking the time to interview me. I also wish to thank cameraman, Jim, for ensuring some splendid action shots. Thank you to the always fabulous pro triathlete, actress, model, Jenna Parker for her friendship and guidance in making me a faster and stronger triathlete.

I receive great support from Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club, C Different Foundation, Pinnacle Performance Company, and Base Performance for which I am grateful.

Here is a link to the segment of the Saturday morning ABC7 news:

Friday, August 22, 2014

ABC 7 Chicago To Air Israel Antonio Segment

A quick reminder to you, my reader. On Saturday, August 23, ABC 7 in Chicago will air a segment on me at 8:00a.m. The piece will also feature three of my favorite friends in the world. Jenn Spencer who is one of the most wonderful athletes, entrepreneurs I know will make an appearance. Jen Pfaff who has been my guide for more races than anyone else by over twice as many as the next closest person was interviewed and filmed guiding me on a run. Dan Tun, one of the co-founders of the Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club, an Ironman triathlete, and a dear friend who has guided me for several races and training sessions will be a part of the segment too.

Special thanks to Jen, Jenn, and Dan for being a part of the the feature and more important, being a part of my life. Thank you Jenna Parker for continuing to work to help get the best out of me. My gratitude also goes to Pinnacle Performance Company, Base Performance, and C Different Foundation for continued support for my athletic ventures.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Triathlete Israel To Be Featured On ABC7

On Saturday, August 23, at 8:00a.m. ABC7 in Chicago will air a segment featuring interviews performed by the talented, Karen Meyers and footage recorded by the wonderful cameraman, Jim. The piece will include me discussing my racing triathlons, what inspired me to do triathlons, and who enables me to do what I do. Two of those individuals will also be featured. Ironman triathlete and co-founder of the Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club, Dan "Top Shelf" Tun and elite marathoner, Jen Pfaff were interviewed for the piece. Dan then piloted a tandem bicycle for me and Jen guided me for a run. Jen has guided me for more races than any other friend while Dan has done some bike and run training sessions with me as well as guiding me for portions of the Dare2Tri triathlon camp and for ITU Chicago Worlds event in June. I am so grateful that they were both able to attend and be a part of this segment.

I also take this moment to say a heart felt thank you to the beautiful and talented, Jenn Spencer who reached out to media outlets with a story idea. ABC7 responded and Jenn worked tirelessly to make this day a reality. She is such a wonderful triathlete, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

Thank you to some organizations and companies who support me and helped out with this soon to air story. Dare2Tri, C Different Foundation, Chris Lieto's More Than Sport, Pinnacle Performance Company, Base Performance. I made sure to mention a very special friend who deserves so much credit too, but I will make mention of her here too because without her friendship and especially her guidance, I would not be in a position for opportunities like this one. The fabulous, beautiful, and talented, pro triathlete, actress, and model, Jenna Parker!