Thursday, September 30, 2010

Double-lung recipient competes in Triathlon

Grant Hagerty is a friend who received a double-lung transplant 4 years ago and has taken life to a whole new level. Since his transplant Grant has promoted organ and tissue donation through entering and finishing many events such as bike tours of hundreds of miles, downhill skiing and running. I was not surprised to learn of his latest achievement in the triathlon. What an incredible celebration of life and fitness.  

This composite photo shows Grant Hagerty in the 3 triathlon stages of running, cycling and swiming. The event took place in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Photo: Sports Shooter - "You've been shot"
More info: The Multisport Canada Triathlon Series

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