Visually Impaired World Champion Triathlete Aaron Scheidies Captures 1st Place at 2013 CapTex Triathlon in Austin
Los Angeles - May 30, 2013- Visually impaired(VI) world champion triathlete Aaron Scheidies claimed top honors in his division at the 2013 CapTex Triathlon, which also serves as the 2013 USA Paratriathlon National Championship. Scheidies, now an eight-time National Champion, finished the grueling course in 1:03:15, which qualifies him for a place on the 2013 USA Paratriathlon Team with the hope of a gold medal finish at the World Championships in London on Sept 14.
On his win, Scheidies says, "It feels great to be back racing on the international stage and to see how much the sport of Paratriathlon has grown in the last few years. Over 90 ParaTriathles competed at the USAT Paratriathlon National Championships at the CapTex this past weekend. It was so powerful to know that many of these athletes on the course were wounded warriors and I don't know a better way to celebrate and honor the men and women that have served our country on Memorial Day." Click Here Read More