Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Father and Son team


At the LA Tri Express Series 1 race this past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Bill and Jonathon Davis. Bill is the father who is visually impaired considered legally blind. He is a representative of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). His son Jonathon raced with him in the bike and run sections as a guide. It was extremely inspiring to see a father and son team race as a team.

I learned that Bill has recently been sponsored by Korea to race in an Ironman race in Korea. He told me that he's looking for a partner to accompany him in the Ironman race (preferably Korean speaking but not a requirement). If you know of anybody who would be willing to race with Bill please contact him. He has a great story to tell and you can read more about him at his website billyraydavis.com. Bill has tons of races coming up which you can see on his site two of these races are Wildflower 5/5/06 and Korea Ironman 8/27/06 of which he is still looking for a partner.

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  1. Bill Davis in the house; "I am an IRONMAN." I traveled to Korea last August and competed in the Ironman Korea. During this event, my guide (Jason McFaul) and I had to walk my brand new Santana Tandem 8.5 miles with cycling shoes on, because of a broken chain. Once we got to the bike/run transition area, our feet were badly blistered, so we were forced to walk most of the 26.2 miles. We eventually crossed the finish line in under 14 hours. Thanks to all how supported me. Photos with comments of this event can be viewed on my website by visiting www.billyraydavis.com. One last thing, I am a big fan of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and I encourage you to support them by making a contribution. Please let them know that you are also supporting me.

    Thanks again,

    Bill Davis

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  2. Anonymous5:05 PM

    You may want to check this one out too. Another truly inspiring father and son triathlete.
    http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=8cf08faca5dd9ea45513

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