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I finished Ironman Chattanooga last Sunday. It was my third Ironman and my first since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). It wasn’t pretty, but I finished.

Here is my race summary:

Swim: The swim is my strength in every race regardless of the distance. Chattanooga was no exception and I had a personal record (PR). The course is fast due to a mild current but also I trained better than any other race I have ever done and I was really pleased with my swim time. I finished the 2.4 mile swim in 1:02:26.

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This is my son Mike who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2011. He was struggling with severe stomach issues and after visiting several doctors and going through a lot of tests his doctors diagnosed Crohn’s.

This picture is from Mike’s first triathlon a couple of years ago. It was a sprint triathlon and he finished fourth in his age group. Not bad for a kid with Crohn’s or, for that matter, any kid doing his first race.

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