Visually impaired(VI) world champion triathlete, Aaron Scheidies, kicked off his racing season with wins in two of the countries most challenging courses.
Scheidies, who claimed top honors at the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) World Paratriathlon San Diego finishing with an impressive 1:04, is a seven-time world champion and an eight-time triathlon National Champion in the Physically Challenged category.
The first of three international races offered by the International Triathlon Union in 2013, the ITU race is a strong precursor for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where paratriathlon will make its debut on the Paralympic program.
Just five days earlier,Scheidies recorded a personal best at theBoston Marathon finishing first in the VI division with a 2:43:53 just 38 seconds shy of the course record. Scheidies ran the 26 mile course as part of Team With A Vision with 40 other blind/visually impaired runners to raise awareness for the blind community. Just a few hours after his impressive finish, the tragedy in Boston unfolded changing the focus from celebration to survival. Click Here to Read Full Press Relase