"WE AGREED TO WHAT?"
OTTAWA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - We both seemed to feel that way for the
first few minutes after we realized what exactly we had agreed to do the night
before. See, we had wanted to create a challenge that we could attempt that
was so crazy, so "out there" that it would dwarf any awareness campaign that
either of us had ever participated in. There is no way we had agreed to
compete in 16 Half Ironman Triathlons? Certainly not in 12 different countries
and on 5 different continents! Most definitely NOT in only 8 months?
We sure did!
Brian Doan and Heather Thomson, two Ottawa athletes are passionate about
two things: Triathlons and causes that hit close to home.
Brian, a Testicular Cancer survivor is fulfilling his 'obligation of the
cured' by continuing to challenge himself beyond the battle with cancer.
"Ten years ago, I pushed myself through treatments to get better. Now, I
continue to push myself to the extreme in challenges like this so I can bring
awareness to Testicular Cancer and the need for early detection and a cure".
Heather Thomson, who's only sister was involved in a very serious car
accident in 2005, knows that our global community knows very little about
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). "Many thought we should just walk away from
Tammy... they said there was no hope. This summer at the cottage, Tammy and
Heather sang around the campfire just like they we used to when they were
kids." We do NOT know enough about ABI.
We decided to use our love for triathlons as the perfect vehicle to reach
the masses. In our minds, one triathlon would not suffice....nor would two or
Our challenge: compete in 16 Half Ironman Triathlons in 11 Countries on
5 Continents in 8 Months by 2 athletes with 1 goal: AWARENESS.
Interested in hearing more? We would love to talk to you about it
For further information:
For further information: Brian Doan, (613) 299-3441,