Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Disabled triathlon invites you to a cookout at Nike tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Jason Lester on the Atlanta leg of his journey
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  • Jason Lester on the Atlanta leg of his journey

Jason Lester is the most visible disabled endurance athlete in the world, and tomorrow he'll be at the Little Rock Nike store, at The Promenade on Chenal, to talk about his current 4,800-mile journey. Lester started in New York City, and over the course of 102 days, he'll bike and run cross country to Eugene, Oregon, traveling through 16 states. Tomorrow will be day 38 of his journey, and Nike is inviting Little Rock folks to join Lester for a vegan-friendly cookout and a Q&A session from 5 - 7 p.m.

At age 12, Lester was biking when a hit-and-run driver ran a red-light and took him out, going about 70 miles per hour. Lester was left for dead, with 21 broken bones and a punctured lung. While he was in the hospital recovering, his father and sole guardian died of a heart attack. Lester recovered from the hit, but he never regained full use of his right arm. This didn't stop him from playing sports and ultimately winning triathlons, and he'll be happy to tell you all about it if you come out. RSVP requested.

Some of his honors include: 2008 ESPY Award Winner: best male athlete with a disability (1st male triathlete to win an ESPY award), 2008 Ironman Hawaii World Championships (1st place), 2009 Represented the USA in the Triathlon World Championships, 2010 EPIC5 challenge: 5 Iron distance triathlons in 5 days.

You can follow the journey on facebook and here.

The Promenade is at 17711 Chenal Parkway.

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