For some, one sport is not enough -- they are triathletes! Team Fox offers two sponsored Triathlons: the Escape from Alcatraz Tri, which takes place every June in San Francisco and the NYC Tri in July. Other Team Fox athletes choose to compete in triathlons across the globe. Here's a glimpse of three members who compete in this multi-sport endurance event for Team Fox. Competing in a Triathlon this year? Make it a Team Fox event by joining here.
Eric Gibbs: 2016 will be Eric Gibbs' fifth time completing the NYC Tri with Team Fox.
Eric Gibbs was already an accomplished triathlete but when his mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's he made the decision to compete and fundraise as a Team Fox member. For the last five years he has been racing and raising funds in the 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run that make up the NYC Tri.
Eric recognizes there is something special about being a Team Fox member and making the miles count toward Parkinson's research. He notes, "I love the Team Fox support, especially as I begin the running portion. I know they will be there cheering me on and giving me high fives as I enter the homestretch in the park. Go Team Fox!"
Murray Men: Billy and Ben Murray will be competing in the Ironman 70.3 Ohio. (Pictured on top of page)
Brothers Billy and Ben Murray will be racing the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio this August. The event consists of a 1.2-mile open water swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. They decided to take their shared love of the outdoors and fitness and race together for a cause near and dear to their heart.
They have set out to leverage this opportunity to benefit Parkinson's disease research in honor of their father, Steve, who lives with Parkinson's.
Christoph Hinder: Chistoph recently completed the Mainova IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, with a finish time of 11 hours and 13 minutes.
Though Christoph grew up as a runner, he took a long break during his twenties. He was intrigued by endurance sport when watching his first NYC marathon in 2009 and went on to complete his first tri in 2013 -- the Life Time Chicago Triathlon. He was immediately hooked and has since raced three half Ironmans and two full Ironmans. A full Ironman Triathlon comprises a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon (26.2 miles) -- no easy feat.
He offers one word of advice for those looking to train for and complete a triathlon: consistency.
When Christoph runs, bikes and swims, he does so in honor of his mother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1996.
Thinking of adding a triathlon to your calendar? Interested in other ways to make your miles count toward Parkinson's research? Sign up for the 2017 Escape from Alcatraz or NYC Tri, or explore other options to bike, run and swim for Team Fox.