CAF IN THE NEWS - Eric McElvenny interviewed on training for Ironman with Hines Ward





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Published on Feb 28, 2013

NBC 7 San Diego - Monday, February 25, 2013

Captain Eric McElvenny is a challenged athlete who, in December of 2011, lost his right leg below the knee in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his third deployment with the United States Marine Corps. After being introduced to the sport of paratriathlon through a CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp, Eric competed in his first two triathlons last year. Now he has been awarded the opportunity to partner with football legend Hines Ward and REFUEL | got chocolate milk? to train for and compete in the 2013 IRONMAN ® World Championship.

Last fall, REFUEL | got chocolate milk? launched a nationwide search to find two "everyday athletes" to join Ward on this unforgettable training and recovery journey to "BECOME ONE." In addition, through its partnership with the CAF, REFUEL | got chocolate milk? selected Eric to join the team.

Together, with two other selected athletes, they will undertake a training and recovery regimen that will prepare them for the demanding IRONMAN World Championship -- a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i on October 12, 2013.

Check CAF's facebook for updates on Eric's journey.


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