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Taking the fight to ALS one km at a time!

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My 2016 race season is dedicated to the fight against ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and to my friend Garmt van Soest who was diagnosed with this disease and is still fighting against it today.

ALS is a seemingly randomly contracted disease that slowly breaks down the nervous system until the victim dies, typically of respiratory failure. Victims of ALS usually survive only 3-5 years from diagnosis, although some “lucky” 10% survive 10+ years (such as Stephen Hawking, the famous British physicist).

I invite you to support this cause by making donations of 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, or 1 dollar / euro against the 232 km of racing I'll do in 4 different triathlon and running events in 4 countries in 2016.

The goal of this campaign is to raise $10,400 (including euro donations on the euro campaign site) toward Project MinE, an organization conducting research on the origins of ALS.

$10,400 represents the amount of research funding required for 4 DNA profiles (one for each of my races this year) among the thousands necessary to complete this important research. 

As an additional incentive and  way to voice your support, the names of the top 50 donors will be printed (big enough to see) on the race shirt I'll wear during the last race of the year at the Athens Marathon!

Whether you wish to donate in dollars or euros, you can visit the "232Km in 2016" donation pages by clicking here  for the dollar site
or here for the euro site.

Scroll down to read about updates on my training, race performance, and campaign progress.
232Km in 2016

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42.2 km
20 km
56.5 km
113 km
Athens, Greece
November 2016
20 Km Run Race
Brussels, Belgium
29 May 2016
Olympic Triathlon
Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 June 2016
Half Ironman
Gdynia, Poland
7 August 2016



Learn more about Project MinE
Garmt's personal blog