triathlon Tag

Competitive swimmer, triathlete, aspiring ironman athlete, and…Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferer? It may seem that the titles don’t mesh, but Tim Raschle, an Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) sufferer since college, has miraculously been able to still compete in a plethora of events despite his condition. In an effort to take his racing even further, he has joined the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Racing For A Cure team to raise money for AS and other autoimmune diseases.

Jon and the Racing For A Cure team raised a total of $7,585 at the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon last month in San Francisco.  The proceeds benefited the Arthritis National Research Foundation in its effort to find new treatments and cures for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.  Jon would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for their support and he submitted his entertaining and brave experience of one of the harshest triathlons for your enjoyment.