By any measure, the accident that suddenly altered the course of so many lives was unforeseeable. Unimaginable even.
On the morning of July 4, Dana Pearson and his girlfriend, Kristin Bartholomew, were enjoying an uneventful bike ride on A1A in Vero Beach. But as the veteran triathletes turned into a residential neighborhood, a possum darted out of dense roadside foliage and ran headlong into Pearson’s front spokes, bringing the North Palm Beach man’s bike to a dead stop.
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Swimming, biking and running for a cure
Sunday in Washington, D.C., Team in Training chapters from across the United States, including the Palm Beach area chapter, will compete in the Nation’s Triathlon, an Olympic-distance event in which racers swim .93 miles in the Potomac River, bike 24.8 miles past the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial and run 6.2 miles over the Tidal Basin and alongside the Jefferson Memorial.
To sign up for a future athletic event or to donate to Team in Training, which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, go to TeamInTraining.org.