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TriSailor, Petty Officer Kevin McNease Models the 2011 TriSoldier tri uniform. If you are a triathlete, you can get one of the Champion Systems Custom Distance Triathlon Suit for your 2011 and show your support for a tax deductible donation by going to the Schwag! page.
Former Pro Cyclist Saul Raisin Joins TriSoldier as Cycling Advisor
Saul Raisin brings a wealth of cycling knowledge to the TriSoldier Project. At twenty-three, Saul had already proven himself as one of America’s most promising road cyclists. The Dalton, Georgia native signed a pro contract with the French pro cycling team, Crédit Agricole, and had already won the Best Young Rider jersey at the Tour of Georgia. He also won the toughest climbing stage of the Tour of Langkawi, turned in the strongest American performance at the 2006 World Championships, and captured ninth place overall at the incredibly difficult and prestigious Tour of Germany.
Saul was forced to retire from racing due to a traumatic brain injury suffered in a crash while completing in Stage One of the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2006. Saul is now focusing on triathlon and the organization he formed to help others with brain injuries, Raisin Hope.
Unfortunately, many soldiers in the 21st century have suffered traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the partnership between Saul and the TriSoldier Project promises to further enhance our ability to help these disabled veterans.
Click on the link below to learn more about Saul’s Raisin Hope Foundation
Newton Running Becomes Official Shoe Supplier For TriSoldier Project
Through the generosity of Newton Running, we are able to provide running shoes to our athletes and volunteer coaches for the 2011 season.
OPTIMAL RUNNING FORM
Run barefoot to discover your optimal running form. You’ll discover immediately that when you run barefoot, you’re not landing on your heels. Instead you are landing on your midfoot/forefoot.
Landing on your midfoot/forefoot is the most natural way to run. It is also the fastest and most efficient way to run. Newton Running shoes are the only shoes that were developed specifically for Natural Running.
TriSoldier Kevin McNease competes in XTERRA Trail Run World Championship
On Sunday, Dec 5th, 2010, disabled veteran and TriSoldier, Kevin McNease competed in and completed the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. Kevin took the challenge of competing in his first trail half-marathon and “ran with it”, finishing 9th in his age group in a time of 2:07. After the race, Kevin stated that he would definitely be competing in XTERRA races in the future.
Special Thanks to XTERRA Wetsuits. Official Wetsuit of the TriSoldier Project
XTERRA Wetsuits has come on board as a product sponsor of TriSoldier Project to help defray the cost of equipment to our athletes.
2011 Triathlon Suit Design
TriSoldier has come up with new designs for triathlon suits for 2011. We will also be designing Dri-Fit shirts, socks and other accessories which will be offered to our donors. Here are the preliminary designs:
TriSoldier and Paralyzed Veterans of America Send Disabled Veterans to Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3
On August 15th 2010, TriSoldier partnered with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to send three disabled veterans to compete at the Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Lake Stevens, WA. Through the partnership with PVA, we were able to provide travel, lodging, food, race entry and uniforms for the athletes.