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!