Ten members of the Team Type 1-SANOFI running team will set off to run 3,000 miles across America in an effort to spread the message of better health through proper diabetes management, increase awareness of the growing diabetes crisis in the U.S., and promote prevention through exercise. The athletes, who all have type 1 diabetes, are part of Team Type 1 which is a global sports organization dedicated to radically changing the lives of people around the world with diabetes.
The the running team, sponsored by Sanofi, plans a non-stop, 24-hour per day, relay style run to finish around World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2011.
It is the first-ever such effort by a team of runners with diabetes. The trek will begin on Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Oceanside, CA and will continue through cities including Santa Fe, NM; Emporia, KS; Columbia, MO; St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Dayton, OH; Springfield, OH; Columbus, OH; Washington, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Allentown, PA; Easton, NJ and Newark, NJ. Led by Tom Kingery, a four-time Ironman competitor and Director of the Team Type 1-SANOFI Running & Triathlon teams, the 10-man roster includes athletes whose accomplishments span top finishes in the Ironman World Championships, the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, multiple ultra-marathon events and an NCAA Final Four Soccer Champion.
The full Team Type 1 roster includes the following:
Tom Kingery, Delaware OH
Casey Boren, Boise, ID
Brian Foster, East Amherst, NY
Tom Grossman, Midland, MI
Ryan Jones, Morrisville, PA
Jon Obst, Kennesaw, GA
Matt Patrick, Larchmont, NY
Kevin Powell, Nutley, NJ
Ben Semeyn, Rockford, MI
Eric Tozer, Los Angeles, CA
The full route with up-to-date information regarding the team’s location can be accessed at: www.teamtype1.org/run beginning on Friday, October 28. With over 3,000 miles of stories, team members will be documenting their journey, taking pictures, shooting video and posting blogs each day.
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