Imagine this; a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. Now, imagine doing all three of those activities one after the other on the same day! Yes, all my major muscle groups hurt just thinking about it too.
It’s called an ultra triathalon and Alaska native Shannon Titzel has been training for one these last several months. Come November Shannon will travel to Arizona to compete in the 2010 Arizona Ironman. She’s participating through the Janus Charity Challenge which equips elite athletes to raise money for their chosen charities at several Ironman races throughout the United States.
Shannon has picked The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Anchorage as the recipient of the donations she’s raising and her goal is $15,000. Once it’s built, the center will host after-school programs, literacy classes, arts and music education, sports and recreation facilities, a worship community and so more.
:: Click here to be linked to Shannon’s fundraising page. I’m sure she’d love to have your support!
:: Or, click here to read more about Shannon on the KTVA TV website.
Click the arrow below to see a Flickr slideshow of the community center building project!